At a recent special meeting, the Upper Saddle River School Board in New Jersey approved several personnel changes and fiscal decisions designed to improve operations across district schools.
One of the most notable personnel adjustments was the decision to replace the existing School Library Media Specialist position at Cavallini Middle School with a new Library/Media Services Teacher role. This change will take effect from July 1, 2023, and aims to keep educational services running smoothly for students.
In terms of staffing shifts, Emily Cooper’s prior appointment as a Behaviorist with a Master’s degree at step 13 was rescinded. However, she was reappointed as a Behaviorist, with both changes to take effect from September 1, 2023. Caitlin Graf will begin her role as an English/Language Arts Teacher at Cavallini Middle School on the same day.
Additional transfers include Alexandra Byrne transitioning from her current role as a Special Education Teacher at Bogert School to a similar position at Cavallini Middle School. Jennifer Kruter will shift from her current role as an English/Language Arts Teacher at Cavallini Middle School to fill the newly created Library/Media Services Teacher role at the same school from September 1, 2023.
Two new substitute teacher/paraprofessionals, Maria Gomez and Heidi Vehmas, who both hold NJ Substitute Teaching Certificates, were approved for the 2022/23 school year.
On a financial note, the board approved a modest renovation project for Cavallini Middle School, to be completed by RFS Commercial Inc. at a cost of $10,694.05. Additionally, a small number of travel expenses were approved for staff professional development and training opportunities.