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East Orange Taps Former Department of Education Official as New Superintendent

East Orange

By: Richard L. Smith 

The East Orange Board of Education is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Christopher C. Irving as the district's new Superintendent of Schools.Ad District officials said in a statement that Dr. Irving officially began his tenure on July 1, 2024. With over 14 years of experience in educational leadership, he most recently served as Assistant Commissioner of Field Support and Services for the New Jersey Department of Education.

"We are proud to welcome Dr. Christopher C. Irving as our district's Superintendent of Schools. We are excited about the future of the East Orange Public School District, and we anticipate great things to come. After months of searching for an ideal candidate that would fit the needs of our district and community, we look forward to Dr. Irving's leadership," stated a representative from the East Orange Board of Education.

"We will continue to work collaboratively with the administration to grow and improve our school district for the betterment of our students, staff, teachers, and community."

Mayor Ted R. Green also expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I am honored to welcome Dr. Christopher Irving to our East Orange Public School District. I have high expectations for Dr. Irving, and I am confident that he has the vision and ability to transform the trajectory of our educational institutions as we prepare students for the rapidly evolving, interconnected future of the global workforce.

Dr. Irving's leadership is essential in shaping the future of East Orange's public education and creating a teaching and learning environment that consistently exceeds standards for proficiency, growth, and performance. Over Dr. Irving's tenure, I look forward to him collaborating with my administration and other community stakeholders in empowering every student to realize their fullest potential and achieve success."AdThe East Orange School District serves over 9,000 students across 20 schools.

The district is committed to providing a rigorous academic program that prepares students for college, careers, and beyond.

To read Dr. Irving's "100 Day Plan", please see this link.