Dr. Birnbohm Named Region 3 State Superintendent of the Year
Pictured from left to right: Assistant Business Administrator Ms. Kara Huber, Director of Curriculum Ms. Heather Xenakis, Superintendent Dr. Carol Birnbohm, Director of Personnel Ms. Paige MacGregor and Assistant Superintendent Mr. Matthew Webb
Lenape Regional High School District Superintendent Dr. Carol Birnbohm is the 2019 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year for Region 3, selected by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA). Dr. Birnbohm was entered into the running for this honor as the Burlington County Superintendent of the Year.
NJASA announced Dr. Birnbohm among the regional winners at the NJASA Executive Committee’s October 24th meeting at the Annual Fall Workshop in Atlantic City. The workshop is co-sponsored by NJASA, the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO), and the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA).
NJASA also selected as regional winners Dr. Michael LaSusa from the School District of the Chathams, representing Region 1, and Dr. Michael Salvatore from Long Branch Public Schools, representing Region 2. The winners all accepted their honor and spoke briefly in front of their peers and respective cheering sections at the workshop. Dr. Birnbohm acknowledged and thanked her LRHSD team for working together to consistently put students first.
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza said, "All three regional superintendents are dedicated, hard-working professionals who continually strive to improve the quality of education for all students. They are remarkable chief education officers with vision, imagination and compassion for the students they serve."
During her tenure at LRHSD, Dr. Birnbohm has spearheaded creative programs and initiatives to benefit students. Examples include Two Graduations, which is having a positive effect on all students while closing gaps in college enrollment rates; and a Four Day Rotating schedule, which has increased and improved instructional time, given teachers time to collaborate during the school day and made time for a Community Lunch and Learn.
Dr. Birnbohm is now under consideration by a committee of NJASA Past Presidents and former Regional Superintendents of the Year for the 2019 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year.