Edward D. Westervelt ’62 — Education
Ed’s career in Education has skyrocketed from the days he was an English teacher right here in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Yes, Ed started at Calhoun High School in 1966 and became a Guidance Counselor there from 1972-1978. He went on to be an Assistant Principal at Central Valley, and then Principal at Highland Falls, Orange County, NY. In 1988, Dr. Westervelt accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent, Pearl River, NY and then crossed over the state line to New Jersey and became Superintendent, Northern Highlands Regional School District in 1994. Dr. Westervelt is currently the Superintendent of the Red Bank, New Jersey, Regional School District, which numbers approximately 1200 students.
Dr. Westervelt has served on the National Council of Christians and Jews, Planning Committee; the Board of Trustees, Red Bank Initiative and Development Committee; The Executive Board at Seton Hall, Superintendent’s Study Council; and is a member of the Board of Trustees, New Jersey Council of Economic Education. Ed has also written articles for several publications; among them, The New Jersey School Board Association, The American Association of School Administrators, and the Bergen Record.
Ed is most proud that the schools in his districts have always improved their academic standing while he has been involved in the district. His schools have been cited as “Schools of Excellence” by the United States Department of Education and Edward D. Westervelt, Ed.D, ranked very high in both New York and New Jersey. Currently at Red Bank, Ed is gratified to have added thirteen Honors and Advanced Placement courses, as well as leading the district to pass a $15 million bond referendum for capital improvements.
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