June 21, 2019
Dear RBR Families and Students,
As you know, since April we have engaged in a comprehensive search for the next principal of Red Bank Regional. I am proud to report to you that earlier this week our Board of Education approved Mr. Julius W. Clark to be our next principal.
We were fortunate to have a very strong group of candidates apply for the position. Mr. Clark greatly impressed the interview committee and emerged as one of four finalists from a large applicant pool. He has been a successful administrator since 2014, serving as an education leader in Red Bank Public Schools and, more recently, in the West Windsor-Plainsboro District. He has deep teaching experience, serving as a mathematics teacher for grades 6-8 in Red Bank Middle School. In 2014, he received the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award for his work.
Mr. Clark’s professional experiences are rich and varied. As an administrator, he effectively addressed the academic and social-emotional needs of a diverse student population as an instructional leader, mentor, and disciplinarian. He has been deeply involved in promoting academic excellence and equity for all students, both in Red Bank and though partnership work with sixteen school districts in New Jersey. He was selected to serve on the Monmouth County Common Core curriculum design project.
Mr. Clark will be new to his position at RBR, but he is not new to our community. Since 2005, he has worked closely with RBR teachers and administrators to strengthen articulation, curriculum, and professional development programs. These experiences will assist him in succeeding in his new role. Mr. Clark will bring a commitment to collaboration and teamwork that his colleagues and our committee identified as one of his greatest strengths.
I know we will all do our best to welcome and support Mr. Clark in his new role. I will be updating everyone on his anticipated start date and plans to introduce him in person to our school community.