May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 3 FLOW Area Regional school board appoints new superintendent by Frank J. McMahon The Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. C. Lauren Schoen as the new superintendent of schools for the regional high school district. The appointment, which will take effect July 20, will extend to July 1, 2013. Schoen will be paid an annual prorated salary of $197,500 for the 2009-10 school year. Schoen attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, but decided to pursue a career in education. After receiving an honorable discharge from the academy, Schoen went on to earn an undergraduate degree in education from William Paterson University. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in education and political science. After graduation, Schoen taught at Wandell School in Saddle River. During that time, she earned her master’s degree in administration and supervision at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City. Shortly after receiving her master’s degree, Schoen accepted a position as vice principal at Jefferson Township Middle School in Oak Ridge. Two years later, she was hired as the principal of Lincoln School in Hasbrouck Heights. She later served that district A student group from Indian Hills High School joined with Adora Bella Salon & Boutique in Wyckoff to support the National MS Society, raising over $2,000 at a cut-a-thon hosted by the salon owners. Back row: Indian Hills Principal Albert Evangelista, Advisor Shannon Henry, Chairperson Jennifer Smith, and salon owners Korrinne and Frank Lio. Front row: Committee members Emma Schlamm, Brianna Hoffman, Ryan Zurich, Kaitlyn Tanis, Katie Von Dettum, and Bridget Giueran. Fundraiser nets over $2,000 for MS as assistant superintendent for curriculum. In 2002, Schoen was named superintendent in the Rochelle Park school district. In January 2006, Schoen earned her doctoral degree from Seton Hall University in the field of K-12 administration and supervision. She is also an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University where she is co-teaching a doctoral course on educational leadership. “I am looking forward to working with board of education members, faculty, students and the supportive FLOW community who have all contributed to the success of the Ramapo Indian Hills School District,” Schoen said. “I am proud to be a part of such an outstanding school district.” School Board President Wayne Peterson welcomed the new superintendent, saying, “We look forward to having Dr. Schoen join our district as superintendent and serving as our chief school administrator, as we work together striving to support effective teaching and meaningful learning, encouraging all students to achieve at their maximum potential, while efficiently operating within the resources available to the district.” Peterson added that, until July 20, when Schoen will join the district the duties of the superintendent will remain in the “extremely capable hands” of Interim Superintendent of Schools August C. DePreker who has served the district since his appointment in November 2008. Schoen replaces Paul Saxton who was the school district’s superintendent for 11 years. He retired on Oct. 31, 2008 after 42 years in education. Saxton was honored last April when the board of education approved the renaming the school district’s administrative office building, which is located at the Indian Hills High School location in Oakland, the “Paul J. Saxton Administration Building.” Needlecraft School Annual Fashion Show Friday, June 5th • 8:00 pm Midland Park High School Auditorium Prospect St, Midland Park Everyone Welcome Free Admission Virginia Fawcett, Proprietress 216 Godwin Ave Midland Park 201-444-2976 Creations By Fran Flowers & More... Prom Special Free Boutonniere with any wristlet or corsage (priced at $25 or more) Don’t Forget to Order Early for Recital & Graduation Bouquets Open • Full Line of Fresh Flowers Mon-Fri 9-6 • Custom Silk Arrangements Saturday 9-5 • Unique Oil Painting Gallery 14 Central Ave, Midland Park 201-444-8366 or 201-444-9474 (around the corner from Sal Lauretta for Men)