Board of Education Appoints Principal and Assistant Principal for Lloyd Road School
Board also appoints K-12 director of instruction and evaluation
The Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District Board of Education appointed a principal and an assistant principal for Lloyd Road School and a K-12 director of instruction and evaluation at a special action meeting Monday night.
Dionne Ledford will leave her role as assistant principal of Village Elementary School in Holmdel to become the Lloyd Road School principal on Sept. 1 for a salary of $129,404 a year, according to Board of Education President Charles Kenny. She will fill the vacancy left by former principal Luigi Laugelli, who resigned in June after spending one year with the district.
Mona Tobia will leave the Hazlet School District's Beers Street School to join Lloyd Road School as the assistant principal starting on Oct. 15. She will fill a position that was eliminated during the 2009-10 academic year due to budget cuts.
Both Ledford and Tobia may start earlier if their districts allow them to terminate their respective contracts earlier, Kenny explained.
Lloyd Road School has been a subject of debate at the last few board of education meetings, where parents and teachers spoke out against several staff array changes and questioned the stability of an upper elementary school that had no principal and no assistant principal, along with a new secretary and guidance counselor.
Kenny is confident that the new principal and assistant principal will help the school be successful.
“We’ve got some great leaders over at Lloyd Road and we look forward to a really good year. A lot of work went in to getting these candidates and I know that they’ve promised that they’re going to do a great job with Lloyd Road,” Kenny said.
The board also appointed John Bombardier as the K-12 director of instruction and evaluation. Bombardier, who previously worked at Red Bank Regional School District, will earn a salary of $127,904. He is expected to start on Oct. 15, unless he is released early from his contract.
The next meeting of the Board of Education will take place on Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at One Crest Way in Aberdeen.