• Hello Shoemaker family and friends,


    It is with great enthusiasm that I am writing this letter of introduction as the new Dean of Students at Mary S. Shoemaker School. I am extremely grateful and excited to be joining the Shoemaker Family! I look forward to working in partnership with Ms. Cioffi and the staff to continue the work of advocating for and providing all students and families with an educational experience they can be proud of. Prior to joining Shoemaker, I worked in the Paulsboro Public School district for 11 years, where I taught 5th grade, 6th grade, and was a basic skills teacher. I enjoy the challenges of education, working with teachers, parents, and students. 

    On a personal note, my wife Anegla and I enjoy spending time with our daughter Antonia. Watching her grow is one of life's greatest joys. 

    I am committed to working alongside Ms. Cioffi, as we continue to build collaborative relationships in the school and community - so that ALL students have a variety of opportunities to succeed! I look forward to contributing all that I have to ensure Shoemaker meets the needs of all of our students, and building lasting relationships with all community members.


    "Every Child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."   - Rita Pierson



    Anthony Petrutz