April 7, 2017
Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent
WOODSTOWN – The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Board of Education is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Virginia Grossman as the new Superintendent effective July 1, 2017. Her appointment was approved by the Board at a public meeting April 6 at the Mary Shoemaker School in Woodstown.
The 2017 Burlington County Superintendent of the Year, Ms. Grossman brings 25 years of education and leadership experience. She comes to Woodstown-Pilesgrove following 5 years as Superintendent of Westampton Township Public Schools in Westampton, NJ and 2 ½ years as Superintendent of Hainesport Township Public Schools in Hainesport, NJ. Prior to that, Ms. Grossman spent the previous 17 years as an elementary school teacher, a curriculum director and principal. She has a proven track record of serving students, faculty, staff, parents, guardians, alumni, and the school community by sustaining a collaborative climate and school culture focused on continuous learning, advancing the Board of Education’s vision and facilitating data-driven instructional leadership.
A South Jersey native, Ms. Grossman is a 1983 graduate of Delsea Regional High School and a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She holds Master’s degrees from both Rowan University and Rider University.
Ms. Grossman’s long career in education has been highlighted by her work in fully inclusive instructional settings. She serves with the New Jersey Department of Education on the Teacher Leader Endorsement Committee. She is also the Chairperson of the NJ ASA Professional Development Committee. She has led professional development in clinical supervision, curriculum standards, curriculum mapping, formative benchmark assessments, differentiated instruction and reading and writing workshops. She works as an instructor for the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Literacy Network, training teachers, developing school leaders, and designing coursework in language arts literacy and leadership. She is a student-centered administrator who adamantly believes that all children are unique learners who benefit from a positive school environment that is filled with exploration.
The Woodstown-Pilesgrove School Board is very excited to begin collaborating with Ms. Grossman in the coming months. Ms. Grossman was hired after an extensive search, interview and vetting process facilitated by professionals with the New Jersey School Boards Association. She will replace the outgoing Superintendent, Mr. Tom Coleman, who announced his retirement recently which will be effective July 1. The Board extends its congratulations to Ms. Grossman, its gratitude to Mr. Coleman and best wishes to both.
At the regular meeting held on May 26, 2016, the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Nannette Hathaway as the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Coordinator effective September 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. In accordance with Board Policy #5131.1 -- Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), the following staff members are designated as the district contacts:
Mrs. Nannette Hathaway, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District
135 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Telephone: 769-0144, extension 55229
Mr. Joseph Ursino, High School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Woodstown High School, 140 East Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Telephone: 769-0144, extension 55240
Mrs. Kimberly Nelson, Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Woodstown Middle School, 15 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Telephone: 769-0144, extension 77237
Mrs. Jennifer Hildebrand, Shoemaker School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Mary S. Shoemaker School, 201 East Millbrooke Avenue, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Telephone: 769-0144, extension 66131