Meredith Alexander

Phone: O: (856) 467-3300 x4299
F: (856) 241-1932

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.A., Educational Leadership, Seton Hall University B.A., Elementary Education, Rowan University B.A., Liberal Studies, Mathematics & Science, Rowan University Ms. Patty DiBartolo Secretary to the Assistant Principal Email: dibartolop@krsd.us

Ms. Meredith Alexander

HS Assistant Principal, Grade 10 and Supervisor of Team Scholastics

Ms. Alexander serves as assistant principal for 10th grade and is the supervisor of Team Scholastics. Her responsibilities include oversight of I&RS and High School Assessment. In addition to handling the high school's behavioral and academic intervention programs, Ms. Alexander supports staff with proactive classroom strategies to meet the needs of all learners and trains teachers to focus on strength based solutions.

Additionally, Ms. Alexander leads our #1DragonFamily initiative and is a passionate member of our Equity Team; a partnership with Rowan University’s CASE Center to support faculty, students and the community with the development of initiatives that will address local and regional issues of access, success and equity.

Experience and Accomplishments
Ms. Meredith Alexander joined the KRHS Administrative Team in December 2019. Ms. Alexander joined the Kingsway family upon completing maternity leave after the birth of her second son in May 2019. Prior to her leave, Ms. Alexander worked in the Deptford Township Schools since 2004. She served as an eighth grade mathematics teacher for eight years, followed by the role of assistant principal at Deptford High School for the next seven years. Meredith also served the Willingboro School District as an eighth grade mathematics teacher for one and half years upon graduating from Rowan University in December 2002.

Education and Studies
Ms. Alexander graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rowan University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary Education and Mathematics and Science. Her educational leadership experience was completed through Seton Hall University and she graduated Cum Laude in 2011.

 

Steve Ottinger

Phone: O: (856) 467-3300 x4299
F: (856) 241-1932

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Associates Degree in History and Political Science, Gloucester County College; Bachelor's Degree in History/Subject Matter Teaching and Secondary Education, Rowan University Masters in Education, Wilmington University Ms. Patty DiBartolo Secretary to the Assistant Principal Email: dibartolop@krsd.us

Mr. Steve Ottinger

HS Assistant Principal, Grade 9 /  Supervisor of 9-12 Social Studies

Experience and Accomplishments:  
Mr. Ottinger joined the Kingsway team in 2012. Having just completed his degree from Rowan University, he started as an 8th-grade social studies teacher at Kingsway Middle School. In his second year of teaching, Mr. Ottinger became the team leader of the A-Team. The following year he went on to teach 7th-grade social studies and worked as part of the team that crafted the original curricular documents for both 7th and 8th-grade social studies at the middle school. Continuing his work as a team leader, now for the O Team, Mr. Ottinger gained valuable educational leadership experience, driving his desire to become a school administrator. Throughout this time, he would go on to work as the team leader of the N Team and serve in a variety of roles including coaching the Middle School Boys’ Cross Country team, serving as a member of the Middle School Improvement Panel (ScIP), working as a practicum teacher, to students from Rowan University, acting as a teacher mentor to multiple new teachers and students, helping with the initiation of the Renaissance Program while serving on the Parent and Community Committee, being a member of the Technology Committee, and advising multiple afterschool activities such as Ultimate Frisbee and Track and Field. 

Mr. Ottinger has since joined the Kingsway team in a new capacity, serving as an assistant principal at the high school beginning in 2022. In addition to his role as an assistant principal, he will supervise the Social Studies Department and is greatly looking forward to continuing to apply his knowledge of education and history to act as a resource and coach to the students and teachers at Kingsway. 

Education and Studies:
As part of the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS), Mr. Ottinger graduated with his Associate’s Degree in History and Political Science from Gloucester County College and then went on to attend and graduate Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s in History/Subject Matter Teaching and Secondary Education from Rowan University. After ten years in education and three years in Wilmington University’s School Leadership Program, he graduated with his Master’s in Education. 

Farid Syed

Phone: O: (856) 467-3300 x4299
F: (856) 241-1933

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Education, Rowan University concentration in Health and Exercise Science Master's Degree in Education Leadership, Wilmington University Debra DiIanni Secretary to the Assistant Principal Email: diiannid@krsd.us

Mr. Farid Syed

HS Assistant Principal, Grade 12/Liaison to Athletics

Mr. Syed serves as an assistant principal and Liaison to Athletics.  His responsibilities include supporting the principal in conducting academic programs, school business, and daily operations of the school.  Additionally, Mr. Syed will oversee discipline for students in 12th grade, senior activities, marching band, and the yearbook.

Experience and Accomplishments: 

Before arriving at Kingsway, Mr. Syed was a teacher of health, physical education, and driver education for 8 years.  At Kingsway, Mr. Syed taught health, physical education, and driver education for 6 years in addition to coaching football, freshman volleyball, and starting the girls wrestling program at the high school.   

Education and Studies: 

Mr. Syed graduated from Rowan University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Education with a concentration in Health and Exercise Science.  Mr. Syed completed his graduate program at Wilmington University where he received his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

James Zurzolo

Phone: O: (856) 467-3300 x4299
F: (856) 241-1932

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts, Wilmington College Bachelor of Arts, York College of PA Mrs. Debra Di Ianni Secretary to the Assistant Principal Email: diiannid@krsd.us

Mr. James Zurzolo

Assistant Principal, Grade 11/ Supervisor of Activities

Mr. Zurzolo serves as an Assistant Principal/Supervisor of Instruction. Mr. Zurzolo's assistant principal responsibilities include overseeing discipline for students in 10th and 12th grade. Mr. Zurzolo also is the director of clubs and activities for the high school.  Additional responsibilities include oversite of our safety & security program, senior activities, teacher duties, bell schedules, and student/staff parking.

Experience and Accomplishments: 
Mr. Zurzolo taught mathematics, coached soccer, and was a class advisor for another district for five years prior to coming to Kingsway.  At Kingsway, Mr. Zurzolo taught mathematics for five years, coached soccer and track, and was a class advisor before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2004.

Education and Studies: 
Mr. Zurzolo graduated from York College of Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education with a Mathematics Concentration and with a Secondary Education Certificate in Mathematics as well as a Elementary Education Certificate.  Mr. Zurzolo later attended Wilmington University where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and currently holds a Principal’s Certificate.