During the spring the District engaged in a search for a Director of Curriculum and Instruction to replace Kari McGann, who was recently appointed as the Superintendent in Flemington-Raritan School District.
Christine DeSimone has been appointed by the Board of Education to serve as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Mrs. DeSimone currently serves the District as the current Supervisor of Social Studies, Instructional Technology, and Visual, Performing and Culinary Arts and has done so since 2014. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She then attended West Chester University where she received an M.Ed in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies education. She also has earned a M.A in Administration and Leadership from Georgian Court University in addition to completing all coursework and testing requirements for the School Administrator certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Christine began her teaching career in the Cobb County School System outside of Atlanta, Georgia where she taught both middle and high school social studies, coached varsity cheerleading and was a student government advisor for three years. She was named an AT&T technology grant award winner as well as the Marietta Junior Chamber of Commerce grant to infuse technology in the classroom by teaching students how to use the Internet.
Although she loved Georgia, she moved back home to be closer to her family. She continued her educational career at Northern Burlington County Regional School District where she taught 8th Grade Social Studies and continued coaching cheerleading. She served as the head of their professional development committee for the district as well as being a middle school team leader during her 14 year tenure there.
Christine was excited to start her administrative career here in Delran in 2014. In addition to her many responsibilities, she serves as the head of the District Technology Committee. Christine has a true passion for infusing technology across all disciplines and is proud of the work that the committee and the technology integrationists are doing to implement our District Technology Plan through high quality professional development.
Christine recently presented with Cara Davis and Sharon Kernan at Techspo 2018 sponsored by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators on utilizing Google to support English Language Learners in the classroom. She is heavily involved in our collaborative leadership initiative in conjunction with Rutgers University to strengthen labor-management relations in addition to leading teachers and practitioners in the authoring of over 70 curricula since beginning her work in Delran.
Outside of the district, Christine is on the executive board of the NJ Council for the Social Studies, a member of the New Jersey Social Studies Supervisors Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association as well as New Jersey Association of School Administrators.
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. DeSimone in her new role!
Brian Brotschul, Ed. D.