FLEMINGTON, NJ - Dr. Kari McGann will serve as superintendent of education for Flemington-Raritan schools for another five years, according to a contract approved by board members Thursday night.
The board voted unanimously to extend the superintendent’s contract for another five years. McGann has served the district since July 2018.
“I’m excited, as I look forward for five years, for Flemington-Raritan,” said Board President Tim Bart, who added that McGann has done a “phenomenal job” as superintendent.
“We are so fortunate to have Dr. McGann as a leader,” added board member Jeff Cain, noting that McGann has kept children and staff safe during the global pandemic. “We are so grateful to have her for the next five years leading our district.”
Other board members praised her for the work she has done.
“Kari, you are worth your weight in gold,” board member Dr. Marianne Kenny said.
McGann thanked everyone for their vote of confidence.
“I’m beaming,” said McGann. “What a great place to work and serve.”
Flemington-Raritan Regional School District serves about 3,000 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.
According to the FRSD website, during a career spanning more than two decades, McGann has been director of curriculum and instruction for the Delran Township School District; supervisor of humanities in Readington Township School District; supervisor of language arts and social studies in Montgomery Township Schools; a gifted education specialist; and an elementary teacher.
McGann received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and early childhood education from the University of West Florida; a master’s degree in the science of management from Troy State University in Alabama; a certificate in educational leadership for aspiring principals and a certificate for curriculum supervision from The College of New Jersey; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Rider University.
Cain also took time to express the board’s gratitude for the district’s teachers. In the same motion as its contract with McGann, the board approved its memorandum of agreement with the Flemington-Raritan Education Association.
Also during the meeting, the board re-elected Bart as board president and Jessica Abbott as vice president, and welcomed newly elected board member Pamela Baker. Incumbents Valerie Bart and Susan Mitcheltree also won re-election in November’s elections.