Meet Our Administrators
MR. KENNETH KNOPS
Mr. Kenneth Knops assumed the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Secaucus Public School District (SPSD) effective November 30, 2015. Prior to that he served as Superintendent of Schools in the districts of Clark, Branchburg Township, and Morris Plains. Earlier in his administrative career Mr. Knops worked in the capacity of primary, elementary, upper elementary, and middle school principal with the West Long Branch, Dover, and Glen Ridge School Districts.
He began his educational career as an elementary school teacher of Grades 3 through 6 and a coach of basketball and softball.
Mr. Knops received his B.A. in Elementary Education from Rider University and his M.A.in Educational Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University. Mr. Knops was the recipient of the Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award in 1987 and the Ercell Watson Educator of the Year Award from Montclair State University.
Mr. Knops resides in Glen Ridge in Essex County. He has a 20 year old daughter, Victoria.
MS. GRACE YEO
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR/BOARD SECRETARY(201) email@example.comMs. Grace Yeo assumed the role of Business Administrator/Board Secretary on April 1, 2016. Ms. Yeo was employed by the SPSD in January 2005 where she held positions as payroll accountant, staff accountant, and Assistant Business Administrator/Board Secretary. In March, 2013 Ms. Yeo was appointed the Acting School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, and held this position until February 2014 at which time she returned to the corporate sector. Previous to her employment with the district she worked for Unilever Best Foods in Bayonne for 19 years as their Purchasing Agent/Senior Cost Accountant. Prior to Unilever Best Foods, Ms. Yeo was the Assistant Treasury Manager for Urban Brands, Inc., in Secaucus.
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Dr. Danielle Savino-Garzon has assumed the role of Secaucus Public School District’s Supervisor of Elementary Education and Testing in September 2016. Dr. Garzon received a Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University, a Master’s degree from New Jersey City University, and a Doctorate from Seton Hall University. She has experience in education as an elementary teacher, K-8 curriculum coach, mentor, staff developer, NJDOE achievement coach, NJEA/ECET2 presenter and serves as a New Jersey County Teacher of the Year (NJCTOY) member.
In 2015 she was selected as the New Jersey Governor’s Hudson County Educator of the
Year and the National VIP Women of the Year. Dr. Garzon and some NJCTOY members
have been selected as a Teach to Lead recipient where her cohort was selected to conduct
a Leadership Lab presentation.
She continued to win multiple grants to enhance technology and literacy in the classroom,
received numerous district, county and national awards and was chosen to serve as a
subcommittee member in 2016 to revise the Common Core State Standards.
Dr. Garzon resides in Kearny with her husband and two children.