With the impending reassignment of John Crowe to an elementary school principal's position on December 1, that leaves an empty space at the top of the Woodbridge School District while the board engages in its superintendent search.
The Board announced last week that they will be bringing a former assistant school superintendent, Angela Korodan, out of retirement to fill Crowe's superintendent spot until a permanent replacement can be found.
"She'll be the interim superintendent," said Board attorney Jonathan Busch. "She was a pleasure to work with, a true professional."
Korodan had once served as the district's temporary superintendent, when Crowe's predecessor, Vincent S. Smith, had left, and before Crowe was took on the superintendent job, Busch said.
The board is now searching for a replacement for in September after the results of a NJ Department of Education inquiry discovered cheating on standardized tests in several Woodbridge schools.
Two principals and three teachers have been suspended with pay since the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance's (OFAC) report was released.
Crowe will step down from his position as head of the district at the beginning of December to become principal of Woodbine Avenue School #23 in Avenel. Crowe was an elementary school principal before he was elevated to the superintendent slot.
Busch said the Board will be placing an advertisement for a new superintendent shortly. He said that Korodan will serve as interim superintendent for two months while the Board continues its search for a permanent replacement.