The Bound Brook Board of Education is pleased to announce Dr. Alvin L. Freeman as the new Superintendent of Schools. He officially begins on July 1, 2022.
“It is an honor and privilege to be selected as Superintendent of Schools for Bound Brook Public Schools,” Dr. Freeman said. “I am grateful to the Board of Education for the opportunity, and I am extremely excited to collaborate with the students, faculty, staff, families and community members to elevate our educational offerings and expand opportunities for our students.”
The Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Freeman at its meeting on March 21, following a months-long search that included input from the school community.
“We welcome Dr. Freeman to our Bound Brook school community and are pleased to have found a leader who is talented and passionate about education,” said Board President Richard Jannuzzi. “We are impressed by Dr. Freeman’s success at creating an environment of academic excellence, unity, and equity, and we know that Dr. Freeman shares our district’s vision and values wholeheartedly.”
Jannuzzi said the Board of Education also thanks Dr. Daniel Gallagher for helping to make this transition smooth and for his years of service as Superintendent.
Dr. Freeman is an educator of more than 25 years and has served as the assistant superintendent of schools for Long Branch Public School District for the past 10 years.
Dr. Freeman began his career in education as an instructional assistant at the Red Bank Primary School in Red Bank, New Jersey. While serving in this capacity, he obtained his teaching certificate through the New Jersey Alternate Route program and was hired as an elementary teacher by the Long Branch Board of Education. While working at the elementary level he taught fourth grade, founded and coached the West End afterschool basketball program, served as advisor for the PRIDE mentoring program, was a member of the School Leadership Team and was recognized as District Teacher of Year.
After four years in the classroom, Dr. Freeman was promoted to assistant principal and shortly after to academy principal at the Long Branch Middle School where he spearheaded a transition to small learning communities, expanded family and community involvement, and collaborated with his team to drastically increase student achievement for all subgroups. Dr. Freeman was then promoted to lead principal of the high school where he led a successful school turnaround initiative that resulted in a substantial decrease in the disparity in academic performance of minority and at-risk students and their peers as shown by increases in standardized assessment scores, attendance and graduation rates, success completion of Advanced Placement and Honors courses, and acceptance to four-year institutions.
In 2011, Dr. Freeman was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Schools. His roles and responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of the daily operation of school’s pre-K-12. This included evaluating and providing professional learning for principals, guiding the implementation of the district strategic plan, increasing community involvement, advancing equity in educational programs, expanding career and technical programs aimed at increasing opportunities for 21st-century careers, and advancing teacher efficacy and student performance.
Dr. Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Upsala College, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Kean University and a doctoral degree in Education Leadership with a concentration in Urban Leadership. He successfully defended his dissertation titled, The Impact of Professional Learning Communities on Teachers’ Perceptions of Professional Development in 2016.
Dr. Freeman has been happily married to his wife, Roberta, for 20 years and they have three children (the A-Team) Amani, AJ, and Ava who are 9 years old. He currently resides in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Welcome, Dr. Freeman!