Central Office Administration

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    Ms. Jennifer A. Fano  

    Ms. Jennifer A. Fano 

     Superintendent of Schools 

    973-361-0808, ext. 8204

    jfano@rtnj.org

    On July 1, 2016, Ms. Jennifer A. Fano assumed her new post as Superintendent of Schools after serving as Interim Superintendent since October 26, 2015. At its meeting on April 12, 2016, the Randolph Board of Education announced that it had selected Ms. Jennifer A. Fano as its finalist in for the superintendent position following a lengthy search. On May 12, the board approved a three-year contract with Ms. Fano as the district's new superintendent. Ms. Fano has served as the district's Assistant Superintendent from July 2011 to the present after serving the district for six years in several different capacities.

    Ms. Fano began her career in Randolph Township as vice principal at Ironia Elementary School in 2005 and later became a district administrator in the central office in 2009 where she oversaw professional development, instruction and No Child Left Behind grant applications, among other tasks.

    In 2014, Mrs. Fano was honored by the Randolph Education Foundation as its Administrator of the Year at its Randolph Rock Stars event.

    Ms. Fano received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, sociology and anthropology from William Patterson University and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Montclair State University. In addition, Ms. Fano has an Advanced Certification in Teaching and Learning with Technology from the Teacher's College at Columbia University in New York.

    She began her career as an instructional aide in Bloomfield and then worked as a third- and fifth-grade teacher in Wayne at Packanack Elementary School for nearly 10 years.

    Ms. Fano’s latter advanced certification has allowed her to present at several technological conferences since 2007.

    Ms. Fano has presented at the Tech and Learning’s Tech Forum in Austin, TX, Techspo in Atlantic City and the Innovative Learning Conference in San Jose, Ca. Ms. Fano was featured earlier this year in a technology article in SchoolCIO.


     

    Mr. Gerald Eckert

    Business Administrator and Board Secretary

    973-361-0808, ext. 8214

    geckert@rtnj.org

    Mr. Gerald Eckert was appointed business administrator and board secretary on June 17, 2014 and he began working in Randolph on August 18, 2014. 

    Mr. Eckert was most recently the assistant business administrator and board secretary in Hillsborough, a position he held for six years. He holds a bachelor's degree from Rider University in business administration and master's degree from Kean University in educational administration.


     

     Stephen Frost

    Mr. Stephen Frost

    Assistant Business Administrator and Board Secretary

    973-361-0808, ext. 8202

    sfrost@rtnj.org

    Mr. Stephen Frost was appointed assistant business administrator and board secretary on January 17, 2019 and began working in Randolph on February 15, 2019. Mr. Frost was recently the payroll/benefits supervisor for the Glen Ridge Board of Education where he worked since January, 2017. He is also a payroll consultant for Esmer PS in Madison and an adjunct business instructor for the County College of Morris. He previously worked for the North Plainfield Board of Educatiobn doing payroll/health benefits.

    Mr. Frost has bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Montclair Sate University and a law degree from Wake Forest University of Law. 


    Jonathan Olsen

    Mr. Jonathan Olsen

    Director of Secondary Education

    (973) 361-0808 ext. 8207

    jolsen@rtnj.org

    Secondary Education & Innovative Learning Specialist in 2015. Mr. Olsen was previously the district's humanities supervisor and had served in that position since 2013. Prior to coming to Randolph he taught at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey. High Technology is a pre-engineering academy consistently ranked as the #1 STEM high school in the nation by U.S. News. While at High Tech, Mr. Olsen also served as curriculum coordinator for the five high schools in the school district.
     
    Mr. Olsen has presented on topics ranging from instructional technology to literacy. Besides his own blog, he has written for a number of others including Scientific American, Washington Post, ASCD, and Edutopia. He was also a regular contributor to The New York Times where he and department faculty explored innovative educational activities and the role of nonfiction in schools. He was named High Technology's teacher of the year in 2009. Mr. Olsen has bachelor's degrees in history and literature from Stevens Institute of Technology, a master's degee in history from Eastern Michigan University and a Litt.D from Drew University.

    Danielle Soldivieri

    Mrs. Danielle Soldivieri

    Director of Elementary Education

    (973) 361-0808 ext. 8208

    dsoldivieri@rtnj.org

    Danielle Soldivieri began her position as the district's new Director of Elementary Education in January, 2017.

    Soldivieri was the principal of Fernbrook Elementary School from 2014-2016 and was hired in Randolph in 2002 as a teacher at Ironia Elementary School before she became the K-5 Supervisor of the district in 2012. She was a Walmart Teacher of the Year in 2007 and an organizer for EDCAmpNJ and EdCampSTEAM.

    Mrs. Soldivieri has an Associate's Degree from the County College of Morris, bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and English from Rowan University and a master's degree in educational leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth.


    Walter Curioni    

      Mr. Walter Curioni

    Director of Special Services

    973-361-0808, ext. 8104

    wcurioni@rtnj.org 

    Mr. Walter Curioni is the district's Director of Special Services and began his new position on July 1, 2015.

    Mr. Curioni worked in the Westwood School District as a special education teacher. He then served as the Supervisor of Special Services for North Arlington and later as the district's Director of Special Services/Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

    Mr. Curioni is a graduate of Ramapo College with a degree in Literature. He has a master’s degree in Special Education and has completed the NJ Excel program for administration.

    Mr. Curioni has presented on several special education topics.  


     

    Mrs. Evy Falcon-Duran  

    Supervisor of Special Services

    973-361-0808, ext. 8116

    efalconduran@rtnj.org  

    Mrs. Falcon-Duran joined Randolph Township Schools in 2003 as a special education teacher and became the district’s first Transition Coordinator in 2008. 

    Mrs. Falcon-Duran has a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University in Sociology, master’s degree in Special Education and Bilingual Education from New Jersey City University.

    Mrs. Falcon-Duran has been an active contributor and partner with RHS students, families, staff and administrators in the area of transition and diversity through her tenure as an educator, coordinator, advisor, committee member, and interpreter/translator in multiple capacities.

    Mrs. Falcon-Duran serves as an Adjunct Professor and Instructor at William Paterson University, Clinical Professor at Montclair State University and Board of Trustees President for a drug treatment facility.

     

     


    Meredith Conway

     Ms. Meredith Gatzke

    Human Resources Officer/Affirmative Action Officer

    (973) 361-0808 ext. 8205

    mgatzke@rtnj.org

    Meredith Gatzke, formerly the Human Resources Officer for the Paramus Board of Education, began her position as the Human Resources Officer for Randolph Township Schools on July 1, 2016. The board approved her appointment on May 19, 2016.

    Gatzke, who has also worked in human resources for the School District of the Chathams and New Century/Pinnacle Financial, has a masters degree in human resource management from the College of St. Elizabeth and a bachelor’s degree in history from Muhlenberg College. “I am excited to be returning to my home, Morris County,” said Gatzke, who lives in Oak Ridge. “This position is going to bring a great deal to Randolph Township Schools and I look forward to working with all of the staff to continue the tradition of excellence the Human Resources Office provides to the district.”

    Superintendent Jennifer A. Fano said that Gatzke “will be a positive and proactive resource for all district employees.”


    Additional COA members:

    Peter Emmel  

    Mr. Peter Emmel

    Director of Technology

    (973) 361-0808 ext. 7206

    pemmel@rtnj.org


     Andy Hurd

    Mr. Andy Hurd

    Director of Facilities

    973-361-0808, ext. 8218

    ahurd@rtnj.org 

    The Randolph Board of Education appointed Andrew Hurd as the Director of Facilities in October, 2015 after Hurd served as the district's chief of facilities for Randolph Township Schools for three years. Prior to that, Mr. Hurd served as the chief of grounds for about 21 years and was a groundskeeper for four years, all for Randolph Township Schools.

    In fall, 2015, the Randolph Education Foundation recognized Mr. Hurd as the administrator of the year in its Randolph Rock Stars program.

    Mr. Hurd is a certified educational facilities manager and serves as the integrated pest manager coordinator for the school district. He has studied landscape management and design, construction and construction management at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Mr. Hurd began working for Randolph Township Schools in 1987 as a night custodian for Randolph Middle School when he was 19 years old. He resides in Succasunna. 


    Harry Ruiz

    Mr. Harry Ruiz

    Director of Security

    (973) 361-0808 ext. 6524

    hruiz@rtnj.org


     John Aymil

    Mr. John Aymil

    Director of Transportation

    (973) 361-9411

    jaymil@rtnj.org