Office of the Superintendent Dr. Carol Kelley
Dr. Carol Kelley is a longtime K-12 educator with extensive experience as classroom teacher and superintendent in top school districts across the country. Prior to Princeton Public Schools, Kelley served as superintendent of Oak Park Schools D97 outside of Chicago where she strengthened community engagement and student voice to make critical shifts in the K-8 district. She has also served as Superintendent of Schools in Branchburg Township, and in curriculum and instruction leadership roles in both Hunterdon Central Regional High School and Franklin Township Public Schools.
Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to Princeton Public Schools! As you learn more about our historic school district, I hope you will be inspired by our culture and the many fantastic things happening in our schools every day.
This 2022-2023 school year, we are operating under the theme, “Helping, Healing, Hope” to promote collaboration and leaning on each other after an unprecedented three years in pandemic. Throughout this challenging time, we have maintained excellence and also made great strides in teaching and learning for the advancement of our students.
In February 2023, we launched our five-year strategic plan, Forward Focus 2028, which will continue that progress. The plan will ensure opportunity and achievement for all in our district.
We look forward to engaging with the Princeton community as we put this comprehensive plan into action.
Joint Effort Safe Streets 2022
In August, Princeton Public Schools was honored by Joint Effort Safe Streets 2022. Dr. Carol Kelley, center and Dafna Kendal, President of the Board of Education, accepted awards for PPS. Leighton Newlin, right, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.
Mercer County Educational Specialist Visits Summer Programs
Dr. Kelley, left, welcomes Ms. Rosario Casiano, Mercer County Educational Specialist, during a visit to Riverside School.
Summer Work: PPS Administrators
Read more from Dr. Kelley in the Archives