This work was authored by CSI-NJ Education Fellow David C. Hespe.
DAVID C. HESPE is an Education Fellow at the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey.
He is currently the Interim Superintendent for the Willingboro School District having previously served as Assistant Superintendent.
Prior to that position he was a faculty member in the Educational Leadership Department of Rowan University and served five years as Department Chair.
Hespe served as Commissioner of Education for the State of New Jersey from 1999 through 2001.
Prior to that position, he was the First Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Jersey.
He also served as Assistant Commissioner of Education.
Hespe began his service in the Executive Branch of State Government as Assistant Counsel for Education and Higher Education to Governor Whitman.
Hespe also served in the Legislative Branch as Associate Counsel in the Education Section of the Office of Legislative Services where he was the Committee Aid to the Assembly Education and Higher Education Committee.
Prior to that position he
was in the private practice of law.
Hespe received both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University.
lives in Montgomery Township New Jersey with his
wife and son, who attends the public schools.
To reach David
, e-mail dhespecsinj.org.