It started with rumors whispered at the Mendham Township Elementary School Halloween Parade this afternoon, and I confirmed it with Principal Craver himself after the parade. Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver has resigned. He intends to pursue a doctoral program that will lead to greater opportunities within education in the future.
I’m disappointed to report that I did not receive the official letter from the Mendham Township Board of Education in today’s mail, and there is nothing on the MTES web site, but as soon as I get a copy of it I will post it here. If you did receive the memo, I know our local Mendham Township readers and I would all appreciate it if you could summarize it by posting a comment here. My understanding is that Principal Craver’s resignation is effective within the first weeks of November, and that the Mendham Township School Board has laid out a transition plan until a new principal is recruited. Our new Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison is due to join us on November 16th and will likely play a huge role in the transition and recruitment process. I also know from the school board meeting that Rex and I attended earlier this school year that the Board thinks the world of interim superintendent Catherine Mozak, who stepped in when Christine Johnson left back in May, and it would be terrific if Ms. Mozak could stay with the Mendham School District for this longer transition.
I’d also like to use my Roxy’s Best Of… Mendham, New Jersey site to create a forum for discussion. When the Mendham Township School District hired our new superintendent Kristopher Harrison away from Maplewood, I was impressed with Maplewood’s active online forum where parents lamented their loss and our gain with raves about their experiences with Harrison in their schools.
So, Mendham Township parents, let’s get started. While I’d like to stay away from idle speculation, I’d encourage you to share your comments and experiences with Principal Craver and the Mendham Township Schools here. Thanks for reading, and thanks for your comments.