Office of the Acting Superintendent Dr. Kathie Foster
Biography for Dr. Kathie Foster
Dr. Kathie Foster has served as public school educator and leader for nearly 40 years. Her career in education started when she was first hired as an eighth grade Math teacher in Milltown, NJ. Throughout her 17 years in the classroom, Dr. Foster had the privilege of teaching multiple grades and content areas from first grade through eighth grade. She also provided valuable instructional support and enrichment to hundreds of students during her career. After many rewarding years as a classroom teacher, Dr. Foster assumed her first building leadership position as assistant principal, and later principal, at Pond Road Middle School in Robbinsville. From there, she went on to serve as the assistant superintendent for 11 years. When the former superintendent tragically died in 2016, Dr. Foster was hired as superintendent until her retirement in 2020. As acting superintendent, Dr. Foster considers herself a steward of both the vision and culture of a school district. It is through her collaborative interaction with all stakeholders that the vision, values, culture and ethics of Princeton Public School are communicated and established. Dr. Foster earned a BA from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She also completed a Masters in Educational Leadership from Rider University as well as a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Biography for 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.