Channels for Communication

The Princeton Public School District seeks to promote communication and clear processes for resolving any issues or addressing any questions that may arise. The steps outlined below support direct, open, and respectful interactions so that problems and concerns can be worked out quickly and efficiently. Any question or concern should always start with the staff member or members listed in Step 1, as that person will usually have the most information. We understand that, at times, additional personnel may need to be involved to resolve specific situations. Contact information for staff members and administrators is listed at the end under the Staff Key. If you have a question or concern, please follow the steps listed below for the relevant topic.

Classroom Issues Involving an Individual Child

(Classroom procedures, behavior, bullying, HIB, grades, schedule, etc.)

For Grades Pre-K - 5:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools 

For Grades 6-12:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Department Supervisor; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

Curriculum and Instruction

(Subject matter being taught, teaching strategies, textbooks and materials used, etc.)

For Grades Pre-K - 5:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

For Grades 6-12:
STEP 1: Classroom Teacher; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Department Supervisor; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

Budget and Business Operations, OPRA Requests, Board of Education

STEP 1: Business Administrator, if not resolved…
STEP 2: Superintendent of Schools

Employment and Certification

STEP 1: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Superintendent of Schools

School Personnel

STEP 1: Staff Member; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools 

Residency

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Director of Student Services; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools

Use of Building/Field Requests

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Director of Plant Operations; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Business Administrator; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools 

Building Safety Issues

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Director of Plant Operations; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools

Special Education, 504 Plans, and IEPs

STEP 1: Teacher, Specialist, or Child Study Team Member (Psychologist, Counselor, Social Worker, Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist); if not resolved…
STEP 2: Case Manager; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Director of Student Services; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

ELL

STEP 1: Staff Member; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Supervisor of World Languages, ESL/Bilingual, and Dual Language Immersion Programs; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

Medical Concerns

STEP 1: School Nurse; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Director of Student Services; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

School Security

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: School Safety Specialist; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools 

School Counseling and Related Services

STEP 1: School Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologist; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Supervisor of School Counseling; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…  
STEP 4: Director of Student Services; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

Transportation

(Pickup, route problems, etc.)

STEP 1: Supervisor of Transportation; if not resolved
STEP 2: Business Administrator; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools

Other Transportation Concerns

(Behavior on school buses, etc.)

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Supervisor of Transportation; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

Athletics

STEP 1: Coach; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Director of Athletics; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 5: Superintendent of Schools

Other School Activities

(Clubs, before- and after-school programs, etc.)

STEP 1: Advisor/Instructor; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; if not resolved…
STEP 4: Superintendent of Schools

Affirmative Action and Title IX

STEP 1: Building Principal; if not resolved…
STEP 2: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources; if not resolved…
STEP 3: Superintendent of Schools 

Staff Key

Contact information for all district employees can be found in the Staff Directory.

Schools

Community Park: 609.806.4230

Johnson Park: 609.806.4240

Littlebrook: 609.806.4250

Riverside: 609.806.4260

John Witherspoon Middle School: 609.806.4270

Princeton High School: 609.806.4280

Principals

Community Park: Dineen Gruchacz

Littlebrook: Luis Ramirez

Johnson Park: Bob Ginsberg

Riverside: Mark Shelley

John Witherspoon Middle School: Jason Burr

Princeton High School: Gary Snyder

Department Supervisors

Mathematics, Business, and Technology: Kelly Curtiss

English/Language Arts: Keisha Smith-Carrington (Grades Pre-K – 8th Grade)       

Health and Physical Education: Brian Dzbenski

Humanities (Social Studies and English Language Arts, Grades 9-12): TBD

Science: Edward Cohen

School Counseling: Kristina Donovan

Social Studies: Tim Charleston (Grades Pre-K – 8)

Special Education: Eric Csolak (Age 3 – Grade 5); Kristin Graham (Grades 6 –8); Crystal Riddick (Grade 9 – Age 21)

World Languages, ESL/Bilingual, and Dual Language Immersion Programs: Priscilla Russel

Athletic Director

Brian Dzbenski

School Safety Specialist

Tim Charleston

Supervisor of Transportation

Donna Bradin

Director of Operations

Gary Weisman

Business Administrator

Stephanie Kennedy

Director of Student Services

Micki Crisafulli

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Lew Goldstein

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

Annie Gonzalez Kosek

Superintendent

Steve Cochrane