Superintendent Judith A. Ferguson is endorsing a restructuring plan that would move veteran administrator Ida Marie Chiaradia to Central High School and reassign CHS vice principal Dennis Vinson to the position of vice principal in charge of special projects.
Vinson, a former high school social studies teacher, has served as vice principal at CHS since 2003.
A skillful and respected administrator with a reputation for being a quick study, he has successfully directed a number of key student and staff initiatives, including Reflective Teaching, the high school's teacher mentor program.
has been a regular presenter at the district's New Teachers Summer Academy
, a mandated training program for K-12 teachers new to the district.
has been heavily involved in the school's ongoing re-design study, which is evaluating alternative daily schedules, and has worked closely with curriculum supervisors in periodic program reviews and in arranging for guest speakers for school-wide assemblies on current events.
A former successful track and cross-country coach and athletic coordinator at West Windsor-Plainsboro South
enjoys a good rapport with students and has a reputation as a fair and effective administrator on student discipline issues.
For a number of years he has served as CHS' point person for major operations issues, such as facility renovations, security, commencement ceremonies and the Performing Arts Center.
Technologically savvy, he has served on a number of key district committees, including technology, safety and curriculum.
Vinson holds a master's degree in educational administration from Rider University and a bachelor's degree in secondary education, also from Rider.
If the Board approves the plan, Vinson
will be responsible for the elementary wellness program, Gifted & Talented and student testing, as well as the new student information system.
will also conduct teacher evaluations and assist with central office projects as needed.