The popular principal of Lake Riviera Middle School, one of the Brick school district’s most respected leaders, has been named the new Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the entire school system.
Dr. Alyce Anderson, a Brick native who returned to teach in her hometown, was unanimously approved for the post at last week’s Board of Education meeting. She holds a degrees in psychology and elementary education, a masters degree in educational administration and curriculum planning, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership.
“Dr. Anderson was chosen from a diverse and talented pool of candidates, and it is with great pride that Brick Township Public Schools appoints Dr. Alyce Anderson as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction not only because of her expertise, commitment to lifelong learning, and leadership skills, but also because she represents the voice of our teachers who give selflessly each day to put students at the heart of our work,” a statement from district leaders said.
Anderson will replace Susan McNamara, who will fill the position of Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the post that was vacated by the retirement of former Acting Superintendent Dennis Filippone.
Anderson began her teaching career at Veterans Memorial Elementary School in 1988 and became an assistant principal at Lames Mill Elementary School in 1996. Three years later, she was appointed principal of Herbertsville Elementary School. She later served as principal at Veterans Memorial Elementary School before moving to Lake Riviera Middle School.
During her tenure at Lake Riviera Middle School, the school has been recognized as a National School of Character and is a recognized leader in student achievement. Parents have spoken at school board meeting praising Anderson for her caring nature, forward thinking and the friendly and respectful environment that she has instilled at Lake Riviera.
Anderson will earn $166,124 in her new position. She has earned $158,347 annually as Lake Riviera principal.
A new principal for Lake Riviera has not yet been selected.