Message from the Superintendent 

September 6, 2017 

Greetings students, staff, and families, 

The start of a new school year is upon us - and we are ready!  Our buses are washed.  Our classrooms are clean.  We have written new curriculum.  We have hired dozens of new staff.  And close to 250 of our educators immersed themselves this summer in the learning opportunities of our new Teaching Academy. 

We are ready to come together as a family of educators. We are ready to welcome a diversity of students into our schools.  And we are ready to transform education in our community and in our country.

This summer, the Princeton Public Schools were once again recognized as the number one school district in New Jersey. I am proud of what our staff, our students, and our families have done to help us achieve that distinction. I am prouder still, however, that we aspire to an even higher standard of success – a standard focused not just on test scores and college admissions, but on the goal of equity.

Equity.  Simply put, our goal is for every student, regardless of race, religion, gender, readiness level, learning style, or economic background, to attain the highest possible levels of engagement, achievement, joy and purpose.  

And central to our goal of equity is our continued focus on racial literacy. The events this summer in Charlottesville underscore the critical need for all of us – staff, students, and families – to be able to talk openly and respectfully about race, to be able to welcome different perspectives and the experiences of different cultures, and to be able to stand with courage and dignity in the face of injustice. The Princeton Public Schools will continue to strive to be leaders in the promotion of equity and racial literacy.

The fresh start that comes with a new school year is an exciting time for students and staff alike. A new school year offers us an opportunity to reflect on our hopes and dreams, to set goals, and to prepare to learn and grow. As we meet our new students and welcome back those who are returning, we look forward to working together to make sure every child is known and that each child has the support and encouragement to thrive.

We are ready!




Steve Cochrane, Superintendent

Susan McGreevy, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Superintendent Steve Cochrane

Superintendent Steve Cochrane