Mr. Craig S. Stephenson has served as the principal of Kingsway Regional High School since July 1, 2011.
Experience and Accomplishments:
Mr. Stephenson began his educational career in 1994, working as a teaching assistant in an alternative program in Willingboro, New Jersey. In 1995, Mr. Stephenson accepted a position as a teaching assistant at the Y.A.L.E. School in Williamstown, also an alternative educational setting. He soon transitioned into the role of classroom teacher, serving as the lead teacher in a high school special education classroom for two years.
In September of 1997, Mr. Stephenson accepted a position as an English teacher at Elizabeth High School in Union County, New Jersey, where he taught language arts to multiple high school grade levels. He also served as the SADD Advisor for the high school.
In July of 2000, Mr. Stephenson and his wife both accepted teaching positions at Kingsway. Mr. Stephenson served as an English teacher at Kingsway Regional High School for eight years. During that time, he also served as the English department chairperson, a baseball coach, and the school newspaper advisor. In July of 2008, he was appointed to the role of Assistant Principal of Curriculum for the district, working with teachers and students in the middle school and high school. Mr. Stephenson served in this role for three years until his appointment as principal.
Education and Studies:
Mr. Stephenson earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication from Rutgers University - New Brunswick in 1994 and his Master of Arts in School Administration from Rowan University in 2008. As a student at Rutgers, Mr. Stephenson was awarded the Storer Cable Communication Award, a distinction given to the top graduating Communication major.
Mr. Stephenson resides in East Greenwich with his wife, Sumana, and their two children, who are both students in the Samuel Mickle School.