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Superintendent's Corner

Dr. Paula Valenti
Superintendent of Schools

Dear Community Members, 
On behalf of the Glen Rock Board of Education welcome to the Superintendent's Corner.
Please know that on a daily basis, the district is taking rigorous steps toward achieving its mission of providing all students an exceptional education and opportunity for personal development through a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum, accompanied by co-curricular activities that foster productive and responsible members of the global society. Glen Rock’s public schools rank among the best in Bergen County and the State of New Jersey. Walking, or driving through the town center, there is an almost palpable sense that Glen Rock is a great place to raise a family.

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Mrs. Patricia Petrasek
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Phone: 201.445.7700 Ext.8950
Fax: 201-389-5019

Mrs. Kathy Ryan
Administrative Assistant for Personnel
Phone: 201.445.7700 Ext.8951
Fax: 201-389-5019


The Office of the Superintendent of Schools consists of the Chief School Administrator and her administrative assistants, who are responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the district, including all matters relating to personnel and students.

District Goals Update
Click here to review the Superintendent's presentation on the progress toward accomplishing the 2015 -16 District Goals.
Glen Rock District report on testing SY 2014-15
At the Dec. 21 Glen Rock Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti, Director of Student Personnel Services Lawrence Wolff and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Kathleen Regan presented a report on the district's testing performance on PARCC, SAT and ACT for the 2014-15 school year.
Please click here to review the Comprehensive Testing Report.
Book Club meeting dates
Parents, BOE members, teachers, and other interested community members, who are reading Dr. Pope's book: Overloaded and Underprepared are invited to two preparatory meeting scheduled for January 5, 2016 and February 9, 2016 to be held in the Superintendent's Conference room, located at Central Office.Both meetings will begin at 7pm and should last approximately one hour.
See Something Say Something Campaign
The Department of Homeland Security has launched a nation-wide campaign: See Something Say Something. Click here to watch a 90 second video about this initiative.
PARCC Parent Guide to the Score Report
Click here to view a video about the 2014-15 PARCC student score report.
Coleman Cafe

Dr. Paula Valenti enjoys sharing lunch and good conversation with fifth grade students at Clara E. Coleman Elementary School during Coleman Cafe. During the event, Principal Dawn Cappadona reminded the students that they represent the class that began this program when they were first graders.

Emergency Preparedness APP for Children

Go to to download the PSEG and Sesame Street “Let’s Get Ready!” emergency preparedness app for young children.

Emergency Preparedness
Families are encouraged to visit: for important information regarding emergency preparedness.
District Convocation, Sept. 1, 2015

Dr. Paula Valenti delivered her state-of-the-district speech at the Glen Rock Public Schools convocation on September 1, 2015. Please click here to view a copy of the speech.
Glen Rock Book Study
Join Glen Rock Superintendent, Paula Valenti in reading Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids, written by Denise Pope, Maureen Brown and Sarah Miles. SKYPE session and book discussion with Dr. Pope on February 23, 2016 at 7PM - 8PM in the Glen Rock HS Media Center.

Super Sessions
Super sessions are meetings open to the Glen Rock community who are interested to discuss areas of educational interest/concern with the superintendent. The 2015 -16 dates, times and locations for the sessions are listed below:

November 12th 9:30 am – 11:30 am – GR Public Library lower level meeting room

November 12th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Supt. Conference Room Central Office

January 13th 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Supt. Conference Room Central Office

January 13th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – GR Public Library lower level meeting room

April 19th 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Supt Conference Room Central Office

April 19th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Supt Conference Room Central Office

Checklist for Student Success
Click here to read a newly released parent checklist from the US Department of Education. Family and community engagement is critical in helping to raise student achievement.
Homework Tips
Click here for a recent publication from the US Department of Education regarding homework in America's public schools and how parents can partner with schools to further student achievement..
Revised PARCC Testing Times 2015 - 2016
Click here to review the NJDOE revised PARCC testing time for the 2015 -2016 school year. And click here to review test change highlights.
District Technology Plan
Click here to review the Technology Plan recently presented and adopted June 8, 2015 by the Glen Rock Board of Education.

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