Penny MacCormack Named as Montclair’s New Superintendent

BY  |  Monday, Aug 13, 2012 7:52pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Breaking: The Montclair BoE has just named Penny MacCormack as the new Superintendent. Read the district’s press release which gives background info on MacCormack here)

MacCormack will leave a position at the NJ Department of Education (DoE). According to the DoE’s website:

Penny MacCormack joined the New Jersey Department of Education as the Assistant Commissioner/Chief Academic Officer at the beginning of October 2011. Previously she served as Chief Academic Officer for Hartford Public Schools. Prior to her role as chief academic officer, Ms. MacCormack served as assistant superintendent for secondary schools. In this role she supervised 14 principals, led the transformation of three large comprehensive high schools into smaller schools focused on rigor, relevance and relationships and developed a performance-based graduation policy. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree from Albertus Magnus College, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford.

NJ Spotlight has a photo of Ms. MacCormack from last year, when Chris Cerf named her the DoE’s Chief Academic Officer here.

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  1. POSTED BY complainerpuss  |  August 13, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    Five minutes on Google and already I have a splitting headache. When I read that MacCormack was picked to be our new Super, after just a few months after starting her new job in Oct of 2011, I was worried, to say the least. I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. But the more I read about the Broad Foundation, the more this hire worries me. Some suggested reading…

  2. POSTED BY doeemployee  |  September 22, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    Ms. MacCormack has been in the NJDOE for over a year. She has connived, manipulated and cajoled people into violating the civil service rights of long time employees in state service and is a notorious carpet bagger. She hates unions and people who believe in them or anyone with whom she disagrees. She is a Broad fellow and has intentions to destroy anyone gets in her way including children. She likes to isolate people according to seniority and move them to places that are uncomfortable so they quit. She was universally loathed by the AFT in Hartford and believes her alternative sexuality as to giving her rights that protect her from scrutiny. She will destroy the montclair public schools and the people who are devoted to children in the district. Sever trust her she says one thing and does as she pleases. She undoubtedly received the position due to her close relationship with Commissioner Cerf who resides in Montclair and pressured Baskerville and the BOE to facilitate his agenda to undermine public education and the teacher’s union. Don’t say you weren’t warned…

  3. POSTED BY State Street Pete  |  March 20, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

    Very interesting to come back here and read this a year and half later.

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