MS. JENNIFER MONTESANO
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
(201) 974-2000, x 2089
Ms. Jennifer Montesano assumed the role of Superintendent of Schools on November 1, 2017.
Her career in education started as a Physical Education and Health teacher at the Robert R. Lazar School in Montville, where she also was the Head Varsity Soccer Coach. Ms. Montesano then began her path of educational leadership when she took on the role of Middle School Vice Principal in Sparta, followed by Middle School Principal in Little Falls, and then Elementary School Principal of School #15 in Clifton for six years. Prior to her arrival in Secaucus, Ms. Montesano served as the Superintendent for the Haworth Public School in Bergen County for three and a half years.
Ms. Montesano attended Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and completed her B.A. at Montclair State University. Additionally, she earned her M.A. from Columbia University's Teachers College and M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Caldwell University.
Ms. Montesano is thrilled to be a part of the Secaucus Public School District.
MS. GRACE YEO
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR/BOARD SECRETARY(201) firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. 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.
(201) 974-2229 Huber Street Office
(201) 974-2435 Clarendon Office
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.