News & Announcements

Wilson's New Principal

Congratulations to Edison Assistant Principal Crystal Marsh, appointed principal of Wilson School, effective August 1.

Interim Superintendent

Westfield Public Schools Business Administrator Dana Sullivan will serve as Interim Superintendent of Schools for the month of July. Sullivan was appointed by the Board of Education at its May 18 virtual meeting to hold the month-long position until Dr. Raymond González begins as the district’s new superintendent on August 1.

New Lincoln Principal

At its virtual public meeting on May 18, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Tiffany Jacobson as principal of the Lincoln Early Childhood Center, effective July 1, 2021.  Dr. Jacobson has served as interim principal at Lincoln for the past year. "It is no small feat to step into a school leadership role in the middle of a pandemic," says Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan. "As interim principal, Dr. Jacobson has handled this challenging year with grace and professionalism."

Thank You from the WEA

The Westfield Education Association’s Executive Council partnered with area restaurants to provide a special, edible thank you to the staff of the Westfield Public Schools on May 7, as Teacher Appreciation Week came to a close.

2021 Philhower Fellow

Nancy Rygiel – an Achieve math teacher for grades 1-5 at Franklin School and Achieve language arts teacher, helping 3rd and 5th grade writers at McKinley School – is the 2021 recipient of the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship in recognition of outstanding teaching at the elementary school level.

BOE Appoints New Superintendent

At its virtual meeting on May 4, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Raymond A. González as the new superintendent of the Westfield Public School District, effective August 1, 2021.  González – who began his career in education more than 20 years ago – currently is the Superintendent of Schools for the Westwood Regional School District, serving the Borough of Westwood and Washington Township.

BOE to Vote on New Superintendent

At its virtual meeting on May 4, 2021, the Westfield Board of Education will vote on a successor to Dr. Margaret Dolan, who is retiring on July 1, 2021 after 14 years as superintendent of Westfield Public Schools. The virtual meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Mary McCabe Appointed Franklin Assistant Principal

At its virtual public meeting on April 27, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mary McCabe as Assistant Principal at Franklin Elementary School, effective July 1, 2021. McCabe has served as Franklin Interim Assistant Principal since last July.

First Graders Explore Life Cycle of Plants

As the nation celebrated Earth Day on April 22, first graders in the Westfield Public Schools are studying seeds and plants as part of a Life Sciences unit that has youngsters planting seeds and observing the germination process in the classroom before transplanting the healthy seedlings - some in school gardens.

Earth Day Initiatives in Westfield Public Schools

Whether cleaning neighborhood storm drains, tending to school gardens, or collecting gently used toys and clothing to both aid those in need and reduce landfill loads, a tradition of environmental stewardship remains constant in the Westfield Public Schools community on Earth Day and year-round.
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