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Johnson Park Elementary principal recommended to serve as next assistant superintendent for human resources for Princeton Public Schools

Angela Siso Stentz, the principal at Johnson Park Elementary School, has been chosen by Acting Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Foster to become the next assistant superintendent for human resources for the Princeton Public Schools.

The Princeton Board of Education will formally vote on Foster’s recommendation at a special public meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Siso Stentz will finish the year as principal of Johnson Park Elementary School, and then move into the new position on July 1.

“Dr. Siso Stentz’s administrative experience, her positivity, her energy, and her knowledge of the district make her an excellent fit for this job,” Foster said.

Siso Stentz began her career in the Princeton Public Schools as a special education teacher of math and Spanish in 1999. In 2008, she became the supervisor of guidance and served in that role for ten years. She was an assistant principal at Princeton High School before taking the helm as principal at Johnson Park in 2020.

She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Rider University. As part of her doctoral degree at Rider University, she researched restorative justice practices. She earned a master’s degree in education from Gratz College in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Rutgers University.

Rebecca Gold, who has served as the interim assistant superintendent for Human Resources since 2021, is scheduled to end her time with the Princeton Public Schools on July 1.   

“We thank Mrs. Gold for her ongoing service to the district,” Foster said. “Mrs. Gold will work closely with Dr. Siso Stentz to ensure a smooth transition in July.” 

The district will solicit input from educators, parents, and community members as part of the search process for the next principal of Johnson Park, Foster said.