Michael Parent, Ed.D

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

  • Provides instructional leadership for a school staff of more than 400 adults and 3600 students
  • Articulates clearly the mission and vision of the school as well as clear expectations of students and staff
  • Leads instructional staff in aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment with state and local learning goals
  • Influences a school culture conducive to continuous improvement for students and staff
  • Fosters, recognizes, and supports ethnic, cultural, gender, economic and human diversity throughout the school community
  • Establishes positive relationships with teachers, staff, parents and students with an attitude of appreciation, respect, and the highest level of professionalism
  • Collaborates with the Leadership Team, all staff, parents, and community when decisions affect them but is appropriately decisive
  • Promotes, maintains and fosters a harassment free environment
  • Maintains a safe and orderly environment
  • Collaboratively develops and implements a school discipline plan that contains clear expectations, a system of positive reinforcement, and sequential, consistent, progressive consequences and addresses disproportional discipline

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