Michael Parent, Ed.D

Passaic County Technical Institute, Wayne, NJ — Principal
August 2012 – PRESENT

  • Provides instructional leadership for more than 400 school staff and 3700 students
  • Recognized by US News as a Bronze Award High School 
  • Implemented a 1:1 laptop program for all students and teachers
  • Introduced a Trimester grading calendar
  • Enhanced student’s experience by introducing AP Language, AP Government and Politics, AP Physics, and AP Biology to the course catalog
  • Planned for and was instrumental in the design of the STEM Academy
  • Enacted a restructuring of the administration’s scope and purpose
  • Established four new student organizations: Leaders Emerging Among Peers, Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute, World Languages Honor Society, and Rho Kappa Honor Society
  • Oversaw the redesign of the yearbook which resulted in three consecutive Gold awards by Columbia Scholastic Press
  • Initiated an online Financial Literacy course for all grade 10 students
  • Overhauled the Graduation, Grading, and Attendance policies to ensure rigor and challenge
  • Worked with numerous colleagues to redesign CTE programs and establish college articulation agreements
  • Instituted updated school safety processes and procedures for students, visitors, and faculty
  • Prepared numerous RFPs and Concession proposals with the Business Administrator
  • Mentored six staff members through NJExcel or university internships for Administration & Supervision

Dumont High School, Dumont, NJ — Principal
June 2008- July 2012

Dumont High School, Dumont, NJ — Assistant Principal
August 2005 – June 2008

Manchester Regional High School, Haledon, NJ — Team Leader
June 2003 – August 2005

Jefferson Twp. High School, Oak Ridge, NJ — Teacher
September 2000 – August 2003

Manchester Regional High School, Haledon, NJ — Teacher
September 1999 – August 2000

Paterson Catholic High School, Paterson, NJ — Teacher
September 1997 – June 1999

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ — Ed.D
April 2007 – May 2012
Ed.D in Education Leadership, Management, and Policy

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ — MA
September 2003 – May 2005
Educational Administration and Supervision

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ — BA
September 1992 – May 1996
English Literature

NJ Principal and Supervisor
NJ Secondary Education (English)

2011 – 2012: Bergen County Secondary Schools Principals and Supervisors Association (BCSSPSA) President

2005 – 2012: District SAFE Committee Chairperson – Dumont Public Schools

2007- 2012: NJPSA Secondary Level Education Committee