The Charles H. Bullock School Exits "Focus Status"
Friday, September 8, 2017
Montclair Public Schools officials attend the celebration to salute the Charles H. Bullock team for this great achievement. Pictured from left to right: LaMonica McIver, Personnel Director; Dr. Kendra Johnson, Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum and Instruction; Nami Kuwabara, Charles H. Bullock Principal; Laura Hertzog, Montclair Board of Education President; Barbara Pinsak, Interim Superintendent; Emidio D’Andrea, Business Administrator.
The Charles H. Bullock staff received wonderful news on September 6, upon their return to start the 2017-2018 school year: Bullock’s “Focus School Status” was determined to no longer be applicable by the New Jersey State Department of Education. A school is identified as a “Focus School” due to wide gaps in student performance among different subgroups of students. At Bullock, those gaps drastically decreased.
To recognize Bullock’s achievement, Montclair’s senior leadership surprised the faculty with a congratulatory salute and celebration.
The staff was pleased to receive the news and have their daily hard work for students and families publicly acknowledged. Principal Nami Kuwabara said, “We are so proud to be recognized for all the amazing and hard work we have been doing for all of our students.” This program was an amazing way to start the 2017-2018 school year.
The Charles H. Bullock staff is honored for their hard work and success.