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Dr. Scott Ridley

Dr. Scott Ridley


June 2019

To the Hazlet Community:

A busy month for the District as the weather turns warmer and promotion/graduation ceremonies literally from preschool to grade 12 are on the calendar. As such, in the final weeks of the 2019-20 school year, I’d like to take a step back and provide a global view of the year about to pass:

  • Our seven bronze certified Future Ready schools are preparing to submit their materials for silver certification by June 30 and the high school has already submitted its bronze certification application earlier this month. We are genuinely optimistic at the possibility of becoming a Future Ready certified DISTRICT by September.
  • Our commitment to Personalized Learning has taken full flight as all eight of our schools have embraced the notion of meeting each learner at his/her starting point, creating an individual strategy to move the student forward, and making certain to give him/her a “voice” in this process along the way. Our staff (both teachers & administration) have attended various Professional Development workshops (and now are actually presenting in such forums) and are fully engaged in this 21st century educational strategy.
  • Our commitment to Social-Emotional Learning has also evolved here in Hazlet as, in this age of instant communication and social-media access, it is imperative that we create a nurturing and positive environment for all students as they navigate their adolescent years. As with Personalized Learning, the staff has attended various workshops and conferences (again, both as participants and presenters) and are fully engaged in prioritizing this essential element for all coming-of-age learners.
  • A tip of the hat to our girls’ softball team who went 20-4, won their conference championship, advanced to the third round of the State tournament, and earned the highest GPA of any high school varsity sport!
  • Another tip of the hat to Track & Field athletes, Olivia Hutnik and Steve Coponi who both excelled at the State level in the javelin-toss competition.
  • As always, our summer enrichment programs at the high school will be up and running at full steam shortly after RHS graduation and, once again, we thank our talented and committed teachers for the crucial role they play in this important undertaking.
  • A special “Congratulations and Good Luck” to our graduating seniors as they prepare for the next step of their lifelong journey and a “Happy Summer” to all Hazlet students who will return once again come September.



Scott Ridley, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools



"To provide an optimal educational environment where all children can achieve their maximum potential."

Email Address: sridley@hazlet.org

Secretarial Information:
Denise Vurchio

732-264-8402 ext. 1101