The Princeton Public Schools Board of Education will hire an interim superintendent to replace Steve Cochrane when he leaves at the end of June.
School officials said at a virtual school board meeting this past week that they will seek an interim superintendent who can start work on July 1. The board had been considering whether to hire an interim superintendent or a permanent replacement after Cochrane decided to leave the district.
Cochrane announced in late February that he would leave Princeton at the end of the school year. He said he had decided to relocate to the Seattle area where his mother lives.
Cochrane, 60, became the head of the Princeton Public Schools in January of 2014. Previously he was the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Upper Freehold Regional Public Schools. He began his career in public education as an elementary school teacher in South Brunswick and later served as principal of Hopewell Elementary and Timberlane Middle schools in the Hopewell Valley regional district. Before he began his career in public education, he was an admissions officer and assistant dean of students at Princeton University.