Princeton school board appoints two new administrators

The Princeton Board of Education appointed a new supervisor of mathematics and a new assistant vice principal for Princeton Middle School on Tuesday night.

The board voted at its regular monthly meeting to appoint Tiffany Brennan as the supervisor of mathematics and business education for grades six through twelve. Brennan will replace Stephanie Tidwell. In this role, she will supervise the development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum in mathematics and business. Brennan will start working in the district this summer.

Tiffany Brennan

The search to fill the position was led by a committee that included board of education representatives, parents, educators, and administrators. District officials said the committee was impressed with Ms. Brennan’s pedagogical content knowledge, expertise in the content standards, and her emphasis on communication and building relationships.

Brennan is currently the supervisor of science, technology, engineering, and math in the Robbinsville Public School District. She has worked as both a supervisor and a teacher in Robbinsville for 14 years. Brennan earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and a master of education in mathematics education from Rutgers University.

“The board is pleased to welcome Tiffany Brennan to Princeton. She was the unanimous choice of the interview committee and brings many years of knowledge and experience as a math teacher and math supervisor,” School Board President Dafna Kendal said. “We look forward to Ms. Brennan working with our students, parents, and teachers to further enhance the teaching of math in the District.”

The school board also voted to appoint current Princeton Middle School teacher John McCann as the school’s next assistant principal. McCann will replace Jessica Kilgore, who has accepted an elementary school principal position in another district.

McCann has taught social studies at Princeton Middle School for 21 years. He has also coached numerous middle school and high school athletic teams. District officials said he is an exemplary educator, and is known for his work with the Civics in Action program.

John McCann

The search to fill this middle school position was led by a committee that included staff, administrators, and parents. According to school district officials, more than 100 candidates applied for the position and McCann was the first choice by all committee members.

District officials said McCann will focus on building relationships, developing a master schedule, and helping steer the middle school goals outlined in the district’s new strategic plan.

McCann earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Princeton University and went on to complete his law degree at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Earlier this year, he earned a master of school leadership from the American College of Education. He will begin his new position on July 1. Families will be invited to meet McCann before the school year begins.

“Mr. McCann will be an excellent fit as assistant principal of Princeton Middle School,” Superintendent Carol Kelley said. “He is a solution-oriented educational leader who is extremely dedicated to the success of our students.”

The district has also hired a public relations consultant to handle its communications. Elizabeth Collier, who has handled press inquiries for the past several years, retires this month. Lori Perlow of Cherry Hill is her temporary replacement. She is the public information officer for the Haddon Township School District’s Communications Consortium, a shared service among some school districts. Perlow will help the district search for Collier’s replacement.