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Montville Township NJ, Dr. Thomas A. Gorman ( Superintendent of Ridgewood Public Schools ) was appointed Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The resolution of Dr. Gorman’s appointment was unanimously passed by the Montville Township Board of Education at the regularly scheduled meeting.
“This evening the Board is excited to recommend the appointment of Dr. Thomas Gorman as Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools effective July 1, 2022,” said Montville Township BOE President, Charles Grau.
In his announcement, Grau cited Dr. Gorman’s achievements and innovative educational experience, expertise and vision.
A rigorous and thorough Superintendent search was conducted by the Montville Township Board of Education. In January the Board opened a second round of the search and received thirty applications.
“This is a wonderful opportunity.” Dr. Gorman said. “The mission of the Montville Township Public Schools to: ‘Educate. Inspire. Empower.’ is exciting. I am looking forward to working collectively with parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the Montville Township Board of Education to help each student achieve their fullest potential in a learning environment of the highest quality.”
Dr. Gorman’s appointment is effective as of July 1, 2022, following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. René T. Rovtar on June 30.
Dr. Gorman thanked both Dr. Rovtar and the Montville Township Board of Education during his remarks.
“Dr. Rovtar has been so gracious to work with during this process,” Dr. Gorman said. “It has been a pleasure to work with the Board of Education, as well. I am looking forward to the upcoming transition and to the start of our work together here in Montville Township.”
With more than thirty years of business and education experience, Dr. Gorman comes to Montville Township Public Schools from his position in Ridgewood, NJ, where he has been Superintendent of Schools since 2020. Prior to his position as Superintendent, he was the Ridgewood High School Principal for over eight years, and Principal of Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School from 2007 to 2012.
Having been a History major, with a Business minor, at Muhlenberg College, Dr. Gorman began his educational career as a Social Studies teacher at Teaneck High School followed by Ramapo High School. He received his M.A. in Educational Administrative Supervision from Montclair State University, and his Ed.D. in Educational Administrative Supervision from Rutgers University. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Ramapo College.
A published author and valued contributor to publications, Dr. Gorman is a highly regarded educational leader.
As an administrator, Dr. Gorman has introduced a variety of innovative initiatives including Girls Who Code Club, expanded STEAM initiatives, Special Education transition-to-work programs, enhanced gifted and talented programs, and many technology, mental health and communication programs. He has also built vibrant community relationships and active alumni associations that have enhanced educational funding and support for students.
In addition to being an experienced educator, Dr. Gorman also has a background in corporate marketing and communications. His corporate positions have enhanced communications and marketing for major companies such as Nabisco, as the Client Services Manager for Spectra Marketing Systems, and M&M/Mars International, where he was a Marketing Coordinator.
His international perspective also informs his educational expertise. He has hosted Global Classrooms for over 100 participants from 7 countries, developed international student exchange programs, and traveled with educational leaders to Germany, China and Japan to explore innovative educational ideas.
“My vision of a successful educational experience is founded upon one of high standards, relevant curricula, innovation, and balance among academics, athletics, arts and activities,” Dr. Gorman said.
The Montville Township Public Schools district will welcome Superintendent Dr. Thomas A. Gorman on Friday, July 1, 2022. The 2022-2023 academic year will begin Tuesday, September 6.