Ebony Lattimer has been selected to be the new principal of Riverside School and will step into the principal's position on August 23. Ms. Lattimer has served as principal of the Titusville Academy for more than four years, and for the last eight years she has also been an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
"We are thrilled to welcome Ebony Lattimer to Princeton," said Dr. Carol Kelley, Superintendent of Schools. "Her passion for students, her leadership abilities, and her knowledge of curriculum stood out in a field of very strong candidates for this job." Dr. Kelley praised Ms. Lattimer's interpersonal skills and her ability to utilize data to improve students' academic achievements.
Ms. Lattimer was selected as a finalist by a committee of Riverside faculty and staff, district administrators, and community members.
"As the current principal of a school for students with disabilities, Ms. Lattimer has cultivated skills and expertise to help a broad range of students succeed academically," said Michael J. Volpe, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.
Ms. Lattimer began her career in Neptune Township as a math and science teacher in 2003. She left her teaching position in Neptune to accept the principalship at the Titusville Academy, which is a private, non-profit special education school known for its work with students who have learning and behavior difficulties. At Titusville, Ms. Lattimer helped to develop and manage a blended-model curriculum for special education students. Blended learning models combine online educational materials with traditional, in-person classroom instruction. Ms. Lattimer also served as vice principal of the International Academy of Trenton Charter School.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts degree in Administration and Leadership from Georgian Court University.
"I'm looking forward to meeting Riverside students in September, and to working with the talented Riverside teachers and support staff who make it such a welcoming and special place," said Ms. Lattimer.