Superintendent of Schools

District Goals 2017-2018

Every summer, the Board of Education works with district staff to look at key areas of academics and operations to define SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goals that guide nearly everything we do for the following year-- budgeting, facilities planning, curriculum writing, and teacher training, to name a few. Progress on these goals is provided during the year and at the end of each year. 

1. Student Achievement: Implement a student-centered and hands-on inquiry model for science instruction in K-12 classrooms using engineering practices and an integrated STEAM approach that will promote college and career readiness.

2. Budget: Develop a financial plan to continue supporting our educational program that considers losses in funding and alternative revenue sources.

3. Facilities: Based on the 2015-16 comprehensive facilities assessment, continue to finalize priority project plans in the Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) for implementation while developing referendum plans.

4. Technology:  Enable more personalized, cross-curricular, and problem-based student learning at all levels through the application of technology and improve district productivity and communication cost effectively through new platforms and systems.

5. Community: The district will increase its partnerships with external resources; improve and expand communication and outreach; and increase the number and diversity of activities that benefit the entire community.

Approved by the Toms River Regional Board of Education August 16, 2017

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Business Administrator

Philosophy of Toms River Regional Schools

Toms River Regional Schools are pupil centered. We recognize the school as a place (1) where unexplored abilities, interest, and traits are discovered and given opportunity for growth; (2) where those already marked are given encouragement; and (3) where the entire school population is offered visions of new and wider fields of knowledge and experience that make all life richer and more satisfying. These principles are basic in our school philosophy.

We recognize that all of a person's experiences influence that person's development. The curriculum of Toms River Regional Schools, therefore, embraces all pupil experiences in which the school has measure of control. Included are class instruction, extracurricular activities, social functions, and community projects. The fulfillment of such an educational concept demands an informal and democratic type of environment.

Many distinct but closely interrelated factors determine the degree to which we can provide the desired environment. We acknowledge the importance of physical surroundings, but even more important are human relationships. Since our chief aim is to promote pupil growth through mutual understanding of problems, informal and friendly relationships are encouraged among teachers and pupils. Achievement of this aim depends upon recognition and active acceptance of this philosophy.

We believe that no educational philosophy can be static. The aims and policies of the Toms River Regional Schools are being continually reexamined in the light of pupil and community needs and growth.

Central Administration