I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Frank Mauriello as the new District Director of Special Education for the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District.
Dr. Mauriello is excited to work with an outstanding team of educators, students, and parents. In his new role, Dr. Mauriello will continue to focus on a student-centered philosophy with a collaborative and caring approach. In order to achieve District goals, he supports open communication and the development of strong relationships with colleagues, students, and parents. Dr. Mauriello has served as the Director of Special Services for the Verona Public Schools for the past seven years where he prioritizes the needs of students in every decision. Dr. Mauriello will focus on building relationships based on openness, trust, and support as he supports the District's initiatives.
Dr. Mauriello served the Ridgewood Public Schools for 15 years as a special education teacher, social worker, and school administrator. In these roles, he assisted families by guiding them through the special education process to support the needs of each child. Dr. Mauriello has made a positive impact in all of the communities he served through effective collaboration and by supporting the social, emotional, and educational needs of all students.
During his seven years as Director of Special Services with the Verona Public Schools, Dr. Mauriello enhanced the articulation, design, and implementation of the District's special education curriculum and programs. He values communication with all stakeholders with a focus on listening to best address student and staff needs. Dr. Mauriello maintains a philosophy of treating people with respect, listening to all viewpoints, and providing support for faculty and staff, students, and parents in making important decisions that prioritize the needs of children.