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Ms. Melanie Lipinski
Melanie Lipinski has been the Principal of Wolf Hill School since August 2009. Prior to being a School Principal in Oceanport, Ms. Lipinski was the Assistant Principal of the Lafayette Mills School and District Music Supervisor for the Manalapan-Englishtown School District. Before entering a formal school leadership role, Ms. Lipinski was a teacher of grades four, five, and six at Midtown Community School in the Bayonne School District and served as the district Reading Coach.
Ms. Lipinski is certified as a School Administrator, Principal, Supervisor, Teacher of English (K-12), and Elementary School Teacher (K-8). She earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and English from The College of New Jersey in 2001 and her Masters in School Leadership, Education, and Policy from Rutgers Graduate School of Education in 2006. She is currently working on completing her doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education with a special interest in researching social-emotional learning and its link to academic achievement and success.
Ms. Lipinski coached high school tennis and intermediate basketball, volleyball, and softball. As a musician by hobby with a background in piano and choral music, Ms. Lipinski is a strong advocate for music and art in schools. She believes in teaching the whole child to make sure that we help each student succeed and reach his/her individual academic, social, and emotional goals. Students deserve a progressive, inclusive school environment where everyone matters and active learning happens with purpose and pride.
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