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Top Honors in Law Fair Competition

Fourth graders in the Westfield Public School District’s gifted education program recently placed first in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Law Fair Competition for grades 3-8. The Westfield team placed in the third-grade category, as they wrote “The Case of the Stolen Fossils: State of New York v. Thei Ve Rev” when they were in the third grade.
Crystal Marsh, currently assistant principal of Edison Intermediate School, will succeed Joseph Malanga as principal of Wilson Elementary School in Westfield, effective August 1.

Wilson's New Principal

Congratulations to Edison Assistant Principal Crystal Marsh, appointed principal of Wilson School, effective August 1.
Photo of virtual Author Day with children's author Bridget Heos sharing writing tips with 2nd graders on the screen.

Author Day

Children’s book author Bridget Heos paid a virtual visit to Franklin School on May 13, sharing writing, editing, and publishing tips in three different sessions for students in Grades 1-5.
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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.
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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."
Westfield High School counselor Jan Fine serves lunch to WHS teachers and staff as part of a WEA initiative to thank them for their hard work over the past year.

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.
Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan pays a surprise visit on April 28 to Franklin Elementary School Achieve teacher Nancy Rygiel, recipient of the 2021 Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship Award.

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.

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The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.