Two new assistant principals begin jobs in the Princeton Public Schools (updated)

Nicole Mantuano Lacsamana

Princeton High School and Princeton Middle School both welcomed new assistant principals over the past week.

Nicole Mantuano Lacsamana began her new job as an assistant principal at Princeton High School on Monday, Oct. 24. Mantuano Lacsamana will work closely with Princeton High School Principal Frank Chmiel and Assistant Principals Cecilia Birge and Rashone Johnson. She replaces Stephanie Greenberg, who is out on maternity leave.

She earned her doctorate in education from Rutgers University, a master’s degree in educational administration from Temple University, and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, where she majored in psychology, journalism, and English. She is fluent in written and spoken French. She previously worked at Cherry Hill High School East, where she taught English and a social justice course that she helped develop with the University of Pennsylvania. During her seven years at Cherry Hill High School East, she developed and delivered English instruction for honors, accelerated, and college prep courses. 

Mantuano Lacsamana also served as the assistant girls’ basketball coach and the Filipino culture society advisor. While working at Cherry Hill High School East, she also was a teaching fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Justice Research Academy. She was also an English adjunct professor at Rowan College at Burlington County, and an English as a second language adjunct professor at Cumberland County College. She lives in Marlton with her husband and four children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and coaching her children’s activities.

“I am here to serve students, support teachers, and create strong partnerships with parents and the community,” Mantuano Lacsamana said.

Jessica Kilgore

Jessica Kilgore started her new job as an assistant principal at Princeton Middle School last week. She will work closely with Principal Jason Burr and Assistant Principal Ebony Lattimer. She replaces Stephanie DiCarlo.

Kilgore previously served as the interim principal at Ashbrook Elementary School in Lumberton. Previously she was the interim assistant principal at Burlington Township Middle School at Springside. She has also worked at the Village Elementary School in West Windsor-Plainsboro and Montgomery Lower Middle School. She spent three years as the assistant principal at J.P. Case Middle School in Flemington. 

At the beginning of her career, Kilgore worked as a literacy teacher, a middle school social studies teacher, and a fifth-grade teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education with a major in public school administration from Oral Roberts University. She lives in Burlington with her husband and four sons.

Kilgore said she enjoys working with middle school students and is “passionate about creating a positive and supportive school environment.”


  1. Are these new positions or are they replacing assistant principals who left PHS and PMS? If the latter, where did the previous assistant principals go?

    1. Replacing a vice-principal who is out on maternity leave, and a former assistant principal who is now the principal of the middle school in Readington, which is in Hunterdon County.

  2. Actually, I believe Ebony Lattimer replaced Tim Charleston. What happened to Stephanie Dicarlo, who was an Assistant Principal at the start of the year? Also quite interesting that none of this was communicated to parents directly.

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