Welcome from Dr. Richard Perry, Superintendent of Schools
Dear Monroe Township Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Members:
I would like to, sincerely, thank everyone for providing me the opportunity to serve as your superintendent of schools. Monroe Township School District is, truly, a phenomenal school district and I am honored to lead such an amazing group of administrators, teachers, staff, and students. In my brief time, here, I have found many, who are dedicated and committed toward students’ success and the quest for Educational Excellence. It is my hope to lead Monroe Townships Schools to the next level and enhance innovative, dynamic advanced programming throughout all grade levels and schools from K to 12. In addition, I hope to connect and form additional unique STEAM based partnerships with colleges and universities along with strong alliances within the community, including all key stakeholders. I believe, by way of, working together that we will be able to offer the best educational experiences for our students in order for them to fulfill their dreams and have bright futures, rooted in success, ahead of them.
Having served in education for over 35-years, including being a High School Physics Teacher, High School Assistant Principal, High School Principal, and Superintendent of Schools for two high-performing school districts, I have discovered that student educational experiences involve many realms, in addition to, the mandated and elective programmatic curricular-driven pedagogy. These student experiences include participation in the arts whereby creativity, innovation, and self-expression are nurtured, athletic competition in which life-skills, involving perseverance, overcoming challenges, and working, collaboratively as a team are learned, and various components of music programs in which students gain a gift of passion for performances, collective enrichment, and solidifying variables of instrumental melody that connect students with educational experiences that resonate far beyond the classroom.
My educational philosophy has always been, “Students come first.” Although we may face challenges, now, and in the future, I have the utmost confidence that we can effectively address any issue, overcome any obstacle, and achieve any goal as both a school district and community with perseverance, collaboration, unity, determination, trust, and strength.
Thank you again for this great opportunity.
Monroe Township Superintendent of Schools