Dear Delran School District Stakeholders,
This evening, at its public Work Session, the Delran Township Board of Education approved my recommendation of Mrs. Kari McGann to serve as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction effective July 1, 2016.
During the months of January, February and March the district engaged in a search to replace Mrs. Linda Gringeri, who has served as the Director of Curriculum for ten years following a successful term as the Principal of Delran Intermediate School. During this search process the opportunity arose to consider a pool of 42 qualified candidates to serve as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
A profile for the successful candidate guided our entire search and allowed us to ensure that we are moving forward with a candidate that addresses the needs in the area of curriculum and instruction for the district in addition to someone who has experience in the areas in which the district seeks to grow. On behalf of the Board of Education, I congratulate Mrs. McGann on joining the Delran Township Public Schools family.
Mrs. McGann is an educational leader with more than 20 years of experience in New Jersey schools. Kari is a graduate of Troy State University in Troy, Alabama where she earned a M.A. in Management. She attended The College of New Jersey earning her principals and supervisors certification in the Educational Leadership graduate program. Kari’s B.A degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education was earned at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.
Kari began her teaching career in Escambia County Schools in Pensacola, Florida, where she taught kindergarten through third grade and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1996. She moved to New Jersey after marrying her husband and worked with Montgomery Township Schools for over fifteen years as an elementary school teacher. Kari was honored by Montgomery PTA with the Founders Day Award in 2008 for her dedication to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children at home, school, and the community.
Kari continued her service with Montgomery Township Schools as the K-4 Language Arts and Social Studies supervisor. Most recently, she served for four years with the Readington Township School District as a Central Office Administrator and Supervisor of Humanities.
Kari has presented workshops at a variety of educational conferences, including the National Learning Forward Conference and multiple educational conferences with Rider University. She has been published in the Hunterdon County News and was featured in a February 2016 news article highlighting her trip to China as a delegate for the College Board.
As a school leader, Kari believes an educational leader should always stay connected to the classroom. Over the years, she has taught and facilitated various workshops and classes to current and aspiring school leaders that focus on leadership, assessment, curriculum development, and literacy instruction.
Being driven to invest in others in the field of education, Kari has facilitated teacher orientation programs with the College of New Jersey, led administration study groups, and presented to Rider University’s School of Education aspiring teachers to assist them with interview preparation and resume writing.
You can view Kari’s presentation to the Board of Education HERE. Additionally, you can learn more about her professionally by following her on Twitter.
Kari and her husband are parents to four children and reside in Lawrence Township.
Mrs. Kari McGann joins Delran Township Public Schools as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction on July 1, 2016.