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Dear Lodi Community,

I would like to start by saying how honored and extremely excited I am about this amazing opportunity to be your Superintendent of Schools. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and building our partnership in providing the very best education and experiences for our students of this fine school district.

A little bit about myself. I’m a proud husband and father. My wife, Cindy and I have two boys, Tyler and Nicholas. I’m hopeful that my appointment to this position inspires them and validates the importance of education, hard work, believing in yourself and putting your integrity above everything else.

I’ve spent the last 17 years in public education and serving my community in various capacities, including being elected to my local school board. My teaching experience includes a variety of content at various levels, including graduate students at the university level to students in elementary, middle and high school. Since 2013, I’ve served as a public school principal. I am an advocate for children, committed to bettering the lives and education of as many students as I can. Our students are our greatest hopes and they are our greatest dreams.

There is work to be done and much success to be had. We will have some short-term “wins”, while others will take some time. However, I am confident that the “ingredients” for success are already present with us here and now.

My mission as your Superintendent is also my passion and is the reason I do what I do. That is, ensuring our students are best prepared with the knowledge, habits and skills necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. With pride and purpose, they will be engaged in a rigorous teaching and learning environment where they will grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.

To do so, we will foster an educational environment:

  • Rich in substance and grounded in collaboration and cooperation
  • That promotes creativity and innovation
  • That encourages and supports positive relationships
  • That allows multiple paths toward success
  • Where team members find trust and support
  • Where the very best teachers are in every one of our classrooms.
  • Where success is not only possible, but guaranteed for every single student

It is my belief that:

  • Children come first
  • Parents are our partners
  • Victory is in the classroom
  • Leadership, teaching, and holding everyone accountable are keys to success
  • It takes the entire community to ensure the success of our schools.

My goals moving into this role are as follows:

  • To ensure effective district governance through positive and productive Board-Superintendent relationships
  • Establish stability, public trust and confidence through open and honest communication and positive relationships among all stakeholder groups
  • A focus on high expectations and increased student achievement for all students
  • Increased organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability
  • Attention to issues related to school safety, security, and climate for all schools.

I would like to thank the Lodi School Board members for their tireless and thorough work in finding the person who would fill this role. I can assure you that the process was extremely rigorous and that I will live up to and exceed all of the expectations that the board, the staff, the teachers, students and community members have and expect of me in this role.

Moving forward, we will reignite, realign, reinvest and charge forward with conviction, our belief in this school district, in our teachers, in our students, and in everything that speaks to why Lodi is the best place on Earth to live and send your children to school.

Very Truly Yours,

Dr. Douglas J. Petty

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events

Position Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following position:

- Supervisor of Special Services

Effective Date:  January 1, 2020

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Supervisor / Principal Certification
  • Five years experience as a Teacher of Special Education
  • Three years experience as a member of the Child Study Team
Reports To:   Superintendent of Schools
General Description:

Supervises special services personnel; oversees the evaluation of the students in determining eligibility for special education and speech services; develops, implements and monitors education programs which ensure that special education students achieve their highest potential

 

Email resume and letter of interest to: Kathryn Fedina, Interim Superintendent

kathryn.fedina@lodi.k12.nj.us


Position Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following position:

12-Month Clerk Typist - Child Study Team

Effective January 1, 2020

Qualifications:

  • Maintain school district operations efficiently
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Frontline IEP and Genesis systems
  • Experience with Special Ed preferred
Please send resume and letter of interest to:

jobs@lodi.k12.nj.us


Position Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following position:

- Long Term Substitute - Teacher of Comprehensive Business

Applicant must hold proper NJ Teaching Certificate for Teacher of Comprehensive Business

Email resume and letter of interest to: Kathryn Fedina, Interim Superintendent

jobs@lodi.k12.nj.us


Position Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following position:

- Senior Maintenance Repairer

Responsibilities / Qualifications:

  • HVAC Certification preferred
  • Plumbing and Electrical Certification preferred
  • 12 month position
  • Will be a civil service position

Email resume and letter of interest to: Kathryn Fedina, Interim Superintendent

jobs@lodi.k12.nj.us


Position Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following position:

- School Business Administrator / Board Secretary 

 

Candidates wishing to apply for the position must submit a resume to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.

Salary is negotiable.

Qualifications:

1.  New Jersey School Business Administrator Certification required

2.  Experience as School Business official preferred

3.  Understanding of the principles and practices of NJ financing accounting and reporting prcedures and GAAP requirements

4.  Knowledge and experience with budget preparation

5.  Experience with bidding, purchasing, interfund accounting and shared services

6.  Experience with facilities management and construction

7.  The ability to relate well to staff and the community in a collaborative, shared, decision making environment

Please forward all resumes to jobs@lodi.k12.nj.us

Position Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following position:

Part time (up to 5 hours per week) Special Education Preschool Teacher to attend initial eligibility meetings for preschool students who are referred to the Child Study Team.

Qualifications:

Valid NJDOE certifications- Early Childhood Education (P-3) AND Teacher of Students with Disabilities OR Teacher of the Handicap

Knowledge of the development of children ages 3-5

Knowledge of the preschool curriculum

Experience working with children ages 3-5 preferred

 

Email resume and letter of interest to: Dr. Kathryn Fedina, Interim Superintendent

jobs@lodi.k12.nj.us


Position Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following position:

SUBSTITUTE Special Education Classroom Assistant to work with students with disabilities at all levels in various settings - (LLD class, resource center, general education class)

Please forward all resumes to jobs@lodi.k12.nj.us

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High School Positions Available

The Lodi Board of Education is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Lodi High School - Teacher of Comprehensive Business

 

Applicants should email their resumes to jobs@lodi.k12.nj.us.

The Lodi Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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