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Brick BOE to Appoint New Superintendent to 5-year, $1 Million Contract

Thomas G. Farrell (Credit: Shore Regional School District)

Thomas G. Farrell (Credit: Shore Regional School District)

The Brick Township Board of Education is expected to appoint a new superintendent to a contract which will run through the 2023-24 school year and will be valued at about $1 million.

Thomas G. Farrell, who is currently serving as joint superintendent of Shore Regional and West Long Branch districts in Monmouth County, will begin work in Brick March 2, 2020, or earlier if his current district agrees to release him early from his contract. He has worked in his current position since 2013.

According to an agenda for Thursday night’s school board meeting, Farrell will earn $197,500, pro-rated for the 2019-20 school year, $197,500 for the 2020-21 school year, $202,931 for the 2021-22 school year, $206,990 for the 2022-23 school year and $211,130 for the 2023-24 school year, not including benefits. The salary portion of the contract is valued at $1,016,051.

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Farrell previously worked as principal of New Egypt High School in the Plumsted Township School District, according to a biography published on the West Long Brach district’s site. He began his career in the same district, being hired as a business education teacher in New Egypt High School. He then became assistant principal of New Egypt Middle School, and was appointed principal of New Egypt High School in 2008. During the 2006-2007 school year, he served in the capacity of District Director of Technology and Communications. Prior to his stint in Plumsted, Farrell was an Assistant Athletic Director, business education teacher, and coach at Monsignor Donovan High School (now known as Donovan Catholic) in Toms River.

Farrell also served as an adjunct professor at Ocean County College. He holds an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, an MBA from Monmouth University and was expected to have completed his doctoral degree by the end of 2019.

The board meeting, which is also the board’s annual reorganizational meeting, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Professional Development Center in the Veterans Complex, next door to the central district office.