About Us

District Information

The Fort Lee Public Schools serve the residents of Fort Lee Borough in Bergen County, New Jersey. The Borough, situated on the Hudson River, is bisected by the New Jersey approaches to the George Washington Bridge, which carries traffic across upper Manhattan. Fort Lee Borough encompasses approximately 2.6 square miles and is considered a suburban community.

The Fort Lee Public Schools are committed to:

  • providing challenging instruction for each student, differentiated to address his/her intellectual, social and emotional needs;
  • following best instructional practices that engage all students in relevant learning activities; and
  • developing students who are prepared to be “First in the World” in global competition.

In addition, the Fort Lee Public Schools are continuously working to achieve our district vision. As a result, Fort Lee High School was ranked 72nd in the State of New Jersey, according to New Jersey Monthly magazine's annual report in 2010.

To fulfill our belief that classroom instruction is the most important element of the education of a child, teachers in the Fort Lee Public Schools are involved in extensive and rigorous professional development. Our teachers strive to improve their skills through attendance at district led courses in Language Arts, Brain Based Learning, and Multiple Intelligences to name a few. Teachers also attend local colleges and universities to pursue higher learning in their fields of instruction.

We are committed to continuous professional development. Professional development is the key to improving instruction. Our teachers work together in teams to share their talents and skills with one another. We see this so effectively implemented in our mentoring program, but we also see it in lesson study groups, curriculum mapping teams and grade level or department teams. Our teachers are sharing their collective experience to develop an instructional model based on best practices.

Quality schools need committed parents. Our active PTA’s and other parent groups are valued for the extra support they provide to our students and our schools. We look forward to having you join in the ongoing efforts to keep the Fort Lee Public Schools at the forefront of education.

Name

Title

Phone

Kenneth Rota

Superintendent of Schools

201-585-4612 x:7510

Sharon Amato

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

201-585-4612 x:7513

Haqquisha Q. Taylor

Business Administrator

201-585-4612 x:7512

Board Secretary

Peter Crawley

Assistant Business Administrator

201-585-4612 x:7517

Diana Davis

Director of Special Services

201-585-4620 x:1801

Lauren Carrubba

Director of School Counseling

201-585-4675 x:6511

Services K-12

Mike Raftery

Director of Athletics

201-585-4675 x:6504

Jaime Murphy

Director of Human Resources

201-585-4612 x:7508

Tammi-Ann Gil

Human Resources Office

201-585-4612 x.7516

Jack DeNichilo

Supervisor, Buildings & Grounds

201-585-4675 x:6525

Scott Bendul

Supervisor, Buildings & Grounds

201-585-4612 x:7525

Jason M. Ruggiero

District Technology Coordinator

201-585-4675 x:6505

Lauren Glynn

High School Principal

201-585-4675 x:6501

Peter Vilardi

High School Assistant Principal

201-585-4675 x:6537

William Diaz

High School Assistant Principal

201-585-4675 x:6536

Robert Daniello

Lewis F. Cole Middle/Intermediate School Principal

201-585-4660 x:5501

Gina Ruesga

Lewis F. Cole Intermediate School Assistant Principal

201-585-4660 x:5503

Joseph Finizio

Lewis F. Cole Middle School Assistant Principal

201-585-4612 x:5504

Rosemary Giacomelli

School No. One Principal

201-585-4620 x:1501

John Brennan

School No. Two & Early

201-585-4630 x:2501

Childhood Center Principal

Jay Berman

School No. Three Principal

201-585-4640 x:2501

Patrick Ambrosio

School No. Four Principal

201-585-4650 x:4501

Diane Baker

K-12 Instructional Supervisor

201-585-4612 x:7509

ELA, SS K-8

Mark Bitar, II

K-12 Supervisor of Mathematics

201-585-4612 x:7502

& Science

Michele Carlor

Supervisor of ELA (7-12)

201-585-4612 x:7511

Social Studies (7-12)

ESL/Bilingual

World Languages (K-12)

David Cuozzo

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

201-585-4675 x:6612

Fort Lee Emergency

Police, Fire, Ambulance

201-461-8000

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Lewis F. Cole Middle School Assistant Principal

Important Links
Highly Qualified Teacher Survey
New Jersey by the Numbers
School Funding: Local Aid Data