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Jeffrey Moore, Ed.D. Appointed Superintendent of Hunterdon Central

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Hunterdon Central’s Board of Education is extremely pleased to announce that Jeffrey Moore, Ed.D. has been appointed Superintendent of Hunterdon Central Regional High School, effective July 1, 2017. The Board unanimously voted to approve Dr. Moore’s appointment at their meeting on April 17, 2017.

Dr. Moore comes to Hunterdon Central after serving ten years as a central office administrator with the Freehold Regional High School District, the state's largest high school district with almost 10,500 students in six high schools. During his 22 years in education, he has served as a director of curriculum and instruction, a strategic planning coordinator and consultant, a technology supervisor, an assessment coordinator, a high school social studies teacher, and more.

A recognized innovator, Moore has presented at state and national conferences on curriculum design, data-driven decision-making, strategic planning, and educational technology. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

In a letter to Central’s staff, Moore shared that he is both honored and humbled to join a district that he has always admired for its achievements. "Many districts," he writes, "walk paths that you first cleared, measuring their progress against the distance that you have traveled."

According to Central’s Board President Deborah Labbadia, "The Board is very excited that Dr. Moore will be joining Hunterdon Central as our new superintendent. He comes from a district with a strong academic focus and a very diversified student population. We believe he will bring innovative and strategic ideas to our district and is an excellent choice to move Hunterdon Central forward in the future.”

Central’s Board of Education began their extensive search for a new superintendent in the Fall of 2016, hiring an independent search firm, meeting with various constituents, conducting an online survey and facilitating public sessions to create a profile of a leader that would best meet the needs and goals of the Hunterdon Central community. Using this criteria, the Board of Education interviewed several qualified candidates from a wide field of applicants before selecting Dr. Moore as the next district leader.

"Regional high school districts face unique challenges," notes Moore. "We've got just four years with each student. Though it's tempting to let that short clock overwhelm us, I actually appreciate the urgency and focus that it brings to our work."

Dr. Moore and his wife Meghan have three children: Ian, Madeline, and Alexandra. He will start in July, but is eager for opportunities to introduce himself and his family to the Hunterdon Central community throughout the spring.

The high school will be releasing information on opportunities for the community to meet their new superintendent in the near future.