Weehawken appoints new schools superintendent

WEEHAWKEN – Dr. Robert R. Zywicki was unanimously appointed at the Nov. 24 meeting of the Board of Education as Weehawken Township’s new superintendent of schools. He will be responsible for the operations of the PreK­12 school district.
Dr. Zywicki currently serves as the assistant superintendent of the High Point Regional School District in Sussex, and previously served as High Point’s Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology.
He began his career as a middle school social studies teacher in the Bayonne Public Schools. He taught history and coached lacrosse at Voorhees High School in Northern Hunterdon County. Dr. Zywicki gained recognition as an AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics teacher at Montgomery High School in Skillman.
While an AP Economics teacher at Montgomery, he was selected to serve as an AP Reader for The College Board, contributed to the Council for Economic Education’s AP Macroeconomics Teacher’s Manual, and developed assessments for Paul Krugman’s Economics for AP.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers College of Rutgers University and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education degrees from Saint Peter’s University.
Currently, he serves on the Governor’s Standards Review English Language Arts Committee that is tailoring the Common Core State Standards to meet the needs of New Jersey’s students.
Dr. Zywicki is an adjunct at Saint Peter’s University and has taught at Rutgers University’s Center for Effective School Practices. He is a frequent presenter for the Foundation for Educational Administration on project based and blended learning and a consultant to several districts to train educators on how to increase blended learning via Google Apps for Education.
He and his wife, Melanie, have four children. Dr. Zywicki will start his new position in Weehawken when released from his current school district.
Dr. Zywicki regularly leverages social media to engage students, parents and community stakeholders. He can be followed on Twitter at @ZywickiR.

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