Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dr. Romano Chosen as Hoboken Schools Superintendent

Hoboken 411 reports today that The Hoboken Board of Education chose Dr. Frank Romano to be the next Superintendent of Schools at it’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb 9th. The vote was 7-2 in favor of awarding Romano a 3-year contract. Board President Rose MarkleTheresa Minutillo, Irene Sobolov and Ruth McCallister voted with Jim Farina, Carmelo Garcia and Frances Rhodes-Kearns in favor of Romano. Maureen Sullivan and Carrie Gilliard were the two dissenting votes.  The final choice was between Romano and Dr. Gayle Griffin. Romano was quoted on a Bergen County news website Saturday saying he was offered the Hoboken job and was “in the process of negotiating a contract.” He had a two-year contract in Fort Lee, where he was an Assistant Superintendent. A native of Bogota, Romano’s career has been largely spent in his native Bergen County. After nine years in the Ramsey district as a high school English teacher before becoming a staff developer. Romano spent six years as an assistant to the superintendent in Tenafly and one year as assistant superintendent in Millburn before coming to Fort Lee. Hoboken will be Dr. Romano's first Superintendent position.