Princeton school board names assistant superintendent

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The Princeton Public Schools Board of Education has named Kimberly Tew, an administrator in the Robbinsville Public School District, to become its newest assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

Tew was appointed by the school board at its March 29 meeting and will take on her new role June 1. She has been the assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Robbinsville Public School District since 2016.

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Tew will replace Interim Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Kathie Foster. She has held the interim position since January.

Tew’s contract must be approved by Mercer County’s Executive County Superintendent of Schools. Tew’s annual salary has been set at $175,000.

The Princeton Public Schools launched a nationwide search to find an assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, said Superintendent of Schools Carol Kelley. Tew was selected after a search conducted by consultant HYA Associates.

“The team that ultimately selected our assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction was encouraged, when ranking candidates, to give priority to diversity and candidates with internal knowledge,” Kelley said.

“Ultimately, the team was asked to recommend the best overall candidate for our schools, students and Princeton families. Kim Tew surpassed all other candidates due to her vast experience and success as the assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Robbinsville school district,” she said.

During her tenure in Robbinsville, Tew was known for helping to refine the district’s vision and mission, for her leadership in curriculum and for her achievements relating to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Kelly said.

Tew, who participated in the school board’s Zoom meeting, said she was thrilled to be joining the Princeton Public Schools. It is a “phenomenal district” that is innovative, student-centered and dedicated to promoting equity, including belonging, she said.

Tew said she wants to help the Princeton Public Schools set its course for post-pandemic life. She said the district’s educational values closely align with her own educational values.

Tew earned a bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in educational administration from Rider University. She earned a doctorate of education in teacher leadership from Rutgers University.

Tew was a sixth grade Social Studies teacher in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District before accepting the position of K-8 supervisor of curriculum and professional development in the Robbinsville Public School District.

Tew later became the assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Robbinsville school district.

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