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  • New Brunswick Public Schools appoints new business administrator

    Posted by Jisette Duran on 1/24/2024

    Dorenia Villalona has most recently served as district’s assistant business administrator of operations

     

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (Jan. 24, 2024) – New Brunswick Public Schools has appointed Dorenia Villalona as its new business administrator. Villalona, who has worked within the district since 2003 – most recently in the role of assistant business administrator of operations – will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Richard Jannarone.

     

    Villalona’s appointment was approved during last night’s board of education meeting. She will officially assume her new responsibilities on February 1, 2024.

     

    A graduate of Rutgers University, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s in public administration, Villalona is a 2002 graduate of New Brunswick High School.

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools 
    The New Brunswick, NJ public school districtconsists of two high schools, a middle school, and nine elementary schools. A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten throughtwelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field. 

     

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  • Two New Brunswick Public Schools students awarded full, academic scholarships to leading academic institutions through QuestBridge “National College Match” program

    Posted by Jisette Duran on 1/18/2024

    Daisy Sanchez Garcia will be freshman at Dartmouth College;
    Elizabeth Escobar Gomez to attend Duke University

     

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (Jan. 22, 2024) – New Brunswick High School senior Daisy Sanchez Garcia and
    New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School senior Elizabeth Escobar Gomez each have earned full, academic scholarships to prestigious universities through the QuestBridge “National College Match” program. Both students will begin their studies in the fall of 2024; Garcia will be a freshman at Dartmouth College, while Gomez will be a member of Duke University’s class of 2028.

    Garcia and Gomez are among 2,242 students who, during 2023, received full, four-year scholarships through the 50 universities and colleges that participate in QuestBridge’s annual program. Based in Palo Alto, CA, QuestBridge connects high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with some of the finest schools in the U.S. The scholarships the two New Brunswick students qualified for cover tuition, room, and board.

    Garcia plans to study computer science at Dartmouth, while Gomez will major in biology and neuroscience at Duke.

    'I applied to the QuestBridge program because it provides a chance for first-generation students with a high academic profile to attend college,” Garcia says. “I was very excited to hear about my match with Dartmouth College. It appeals to me for so many reasons – small class sizes, academic opportunities, and overall reputation. I look forward to being a part of the class of 2028 this fall.”

    Regarding QuestBridge, Gomez added: “This scholarship is a great gift – it makes me feel the hard work and sacrifices paid off. And I’m so excited my parents and I won't have a financial burden; it’s a weight lifted off my shoulders. I’m proud to have been accepted to such a prestigious university.” 

    Founded in 1769, Dartmouth University in Hanover, NH is a member of the prestigious Ivy League of nine academically outstanding schools. Duke University in Durham, NC is recognized as one of the very finest private, research universities in the U.S.

    “Elizabeth and Daisy are among our district’s most accomplished, hardest working seniors and I’m delighted they were presented with these opportunities through QuestBridge,” says Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent of New Brunswick Public Schools. “I’m confident they’ll excel as university students and I’m looking forward to hearing about their accomplishments at Duke and Dartmouth.”

    About New Brunswick Public Schools  
    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district  consists of two high schools, a middle school, and nine elementary schools. A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field. 
      

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  • NICE TO BE RECOGNIZED

    Posted by Jisette Duran on 7/19/2023

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    NICE TO BE RECOGNIZED – For the second consecutive year, New Brunswick Public Schools has earned recognition for its communication and information-sharing programs through the National Schools Public Relations Association (NSPRA) School Communication Awards.

     

    The district’s social media program, an in-house video production, and an informational article each were acknowledged for the 2022-’23 school year by the Maryland-based NSPRA, which was founded in 1935 and has more than 30 chapters across the U.S. Of note, in the three categories for which New Brunswick Public Schools was recognized, only two other New Jersey school districts received awards.

     

    “Our district is strongly committed to effectively communicating with all our students, faculty, staff, parents, families, and at-large community partners,” says Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools. “Participating in the National School Public Relations Association’s prestigious, annual competition is an excellent way for us to monitor the consistent quality of our efforts.” 

     

    The school district’s awards are being presented at the NSPRA’s gala, currently underway in St. Louis.

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools 
    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), a middle school (New Brunswick Middle School) and nine elementary schools (Blanquita B. Valenti Community School, Lincoln, Livingston, Lord Stirling, McKinley, Redshaw, Roosevelt, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field.

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