Sayreville names supervisor of elementary education

SAYREVILLE – A new supervisor of elementary education has been named in the Sayreville School District.

On July 21, the Board of Education approved the transfer of Pamela Schleck to the position of supervisor of elementary education. Previously, Schleck served as the ASI (Academic Support Instruction) reading teacher at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.

The transfer took effect on Aug. 17 and will run through the end of the 2020-21 school year, as of June 30, 2021, after which Schleck may be reappointed by the board.

According to district administrators, she will receive a salary of $101,226 for 2020-21, which comprises a base salary of $100,226 and a $1,000 longevity stipend.

“We did a pretty comprehensive search,” Superintendent of Schools Richard Labbe said. “[Assistant Superintendent Marilyn] Shediack convened an interview committee and we interviewed many strong candidates for the open position of elementary supervisor. I couldn’t be more pleased with the selection that committee came up with.

“Mrs. Schleck is somebody who I’ve known since I came to the district,” he continued. “As I said to the personnel committee earlier today, she has always impressed me with her incredible proficiency when it comes to the curriculum, particularly in English Language Arts. For the past several years, she has served as a reading specialist, not only providing incredible reading instruction to the students she served so dedicatedly, but to the staff at the Wilson school.

“Her competency with regard to pedagogy and instructional strategies is unmeasured. She is just that exceptional. However, what impresses me the most about Mrs. Schleck is her leadership. Well before she interviewed for this position, she has always impressed and inspired me by her ability to lead. As many of our teachers do, she has been an incredibly strong leader at the Wilson school.

“And lastly, you couldn’t ask for a greater person. She is one of the most caring people who I have ever met, she loves children, she loves educating children and she loves leading teachers in educating children. Therefore, it gives me great pride to ask you [the board] to please appoint as our new elementary supervisor of education, Mrs. Pamela Schleck,” Labbe said.