A. Robert Gregory named acting superintendent of Hillside Public Schools

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A Robert Gregory (Twitter/@ARobertGregory)
Urban News Staff Reports

The Hillside Board of Education selected A. Robert Gregory to be the Acting Superintendent of
Schools. Mr. Gregory, a product of public schools in Newark and Hillside, has
over 22 years of experience in education.

Gregory spent a year, as the CEO/Superintendent of Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, New Jersey. He began his career as a teacher in the Newark Public Schools. Over a 21-year career in the largest school district in New Jersey, Gregory rose to a Teacher Coach, Districtwide Supervisor of Social Studies, Principal, Assistant Superintendent of High Schools, Deputy Superintendent of Academics, and eventually, the Interim Superintendent of the 36,000-student district.

“The Hillside Board of Education welcomes our new Acting Superintendent, Robert Gregory. We feel his vision and plan will be a tremendous asset to improve our public-school system," said Hillside Public School Board President, Kimberly Cook We have very high expectations for our students, staff, parents, and school board. Everyone must contribute to the successful learning experience of each and every child. We hold ourselves accountable for enhancing the minds of our students.”

Gregory is the founding principal of American History High School, in Newark, New Jersey. Under
Gregory’s leadership, American History High School was ranked amongst the nation’s best high schools receiving its first silver medal in the 2015 U.S News World Report’s Best High Schools in America. The school was also named a Title I Distinguished School of Excellence for receiving Reward School Status for 3 consecutive years, in addition to annually making the Washington Post’s, America’s Most Challenging Schools ranking.

Over a two-year period, as the Assistant Superintendent of High Schools in the Newark Public Schools, Mr. Gregory led the district to record breaking graduation rates and the largest increase in SAT scores ever recorded.

He is the recipient of multiple awards of distinction including; 2014 Chad Foundation’s Distinguished
Educators Award and the 2010 Newark NAACP Educator of the Year Award. He has received multiple Resolutions honoring his work from County Freeholders, Mayors, and the New Jersey Senate and State Assembly. In 2018, Gregory was featured in a series, Remarkable Newarkers, profiling people making positive contributions to the city.

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