Lawrence school board appoints new operations manager


The Lawrence Board of Education appointed Eshaya Draper as the operations manager to the superintendent at their April 21 meeting.

Draper began in Lawrence on April 27. He succeeds Lana Mueller who is retiring May 1, after 26 years of service to the district.

Prior to joining Lawrence Township Public Schools (LTPS), Draper orchestrated aspects of the New Brunswick Public Schools’ communications and public relations initiatives, according to information provided by LTPS.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has focused on crisis communications while supplying students with platforms to express their opinions to district administration, according to the statement.

His background also includes extensive work in community engagement and performing arts programs. Draper earned his associate’s degree in Liberal Arts – Communications from Middlesex County College and anticipates earning his Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 2022 from Thomas Edison State University.