Midland Park June 17, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 5 Highland/Godwin schools in Midland Park will have a new principal as of July 1. Danielle Bache, currently assistant principal at the Hillside Avenue School in Cranford, will replace Rick Triano, who retired. Joe Desiderio, a former Wyckoff principal, has been serving as acting principal at Highland since January. Bache, who last year held an interim position as acting principal of the Livingston School in Cranford, a grades 3-5 school, will oversee the entire K-6 curriculum and instruction at Highland/Godwin. Mike Healy will continue to be the building administrator at Godwin. Bache will begin her duties on July 1 at a salary of $119,750. “Few candidates for a position receive the type of universal high praise from references that Ms. Bache received,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. William. Board names new elementary school principal “She was trained under a veteran principal whose two prior assistant principals have both gone on to be successful principals. She has already had a chance to serve as an acting principal in an elementary building when her current district temporarily used the building’s regular principal for a central office assignment,” he added. Bache, who taught grades four and five in Allendale from 1999 to 2005, said she applied for the Midland Park position because she was familiar with the school district and liked the close-knit community. “I am eager to join the dedicated staff in Midland Park to continue providing a quality education to the children,” Bache said. “My immediate goals are to meet the students, staff and parents at Highland and Godwin schools. I will (continued on page 21) Special services director appointed �������� Director of Special Services Sheralyn Gottlieb After a search of nearly a year, the Midland Park Board of Education last week appointed a new Director of Special Services. Sheralyn Gottlieb, who now holds a similar position in the Rockaway Township Public Schools, will replace Jim Newman in the district-wide special services post, which has been vacant for nearly a year. William Shlala has been serving as interim director. Gottlieb is expected to come to the district in August at an annual salary of $125,000 (prorated). Calling Gottlieb “a gregarious individual,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Heebink expressed high praise for her credentials. “Ms. Gottlieb will provide Midland Park with a strong knowledge of New Jersey special education law, appropriate student placements, and current service delivery systems. She has been successful as a student services director in three prior districts, including nearby Mahwah,” commented Dr. Heebink. “She is sensitive to the need to (continued on page 21) Principal Danielle Bache �������� ��������� ����������� ������������ ����������������������� ���������� ���������������������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������� ����� ���������������� ������������� ������������������������ � �������������� � ��������������������� � ������������ � ������� � ������ � �������������������� ����������� ������������� ������������ ��������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������������ ������� ������������������������������� ���������� ����������� ����������� ���������� ����������� ������������� ��������������������������������� ������������������� ������������������������������������� �������������������������� ������������ ��������������������������� ������������� �������������������� Caring for Your Beautiful Landscape is our Specialty LET THE PROFESSIONALS SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY Summer specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 Seasonal garden care program Hand pruning of ornamental shrubs for natural shape Overgrown landscapes are our specialty Landscape design & construction – Design fees apply Irrigation & Lighting services Residential & Commercial We are a call or a click away One Call www.chrisjameslandscaping.com • N.J.D.C.A. Lic#13VH01114000 cjlinc1@aol.com • N.J.D.C.A. Lic#13VH01114000 All major credit cards accepted (201) 670-9000