New Principal Announced at Rock Brook School

Mr. Thomas Connolly has been appointed as the new Principal of Rock Brook School, located in Skillman, New Jersey.

Thomas Connolly brings over 20 years of public and private school experience along with an extensive background as an educator and school administrator. After earning his bachelor of science degree in speech pathology and audiology from Clarion University, Mr. Connolly went on to earn a master of science degree in education of the deaf and hard of hearing from Bloomsburg University. In addition, he holds Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) certification.

Mr. Connolly’s teaching background includes positions as a response to intervention teacher in the Lebanon Township School District and as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing at the Summit Speech School in New Providence, New Jersey. In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Connolly served as an assistant principal in the Clinton Township School District and as a principal in the Florham Park School District. Furthermore, he has worked as a mentor for aspiring school leaders in the nationally recognized NJEXCEL program and has conducted action research projects in his tenure to examine pedagogical approaches and best practices.

Mr. Connolly is a school leader who clearly aligns with Rock Brook’s mission and vision. He shared “I am excited to be joining the Rock Brook School community and for the opportunity to share my passion and dedication in education and ensuring the success of all students.”

On behalf of the Rock Brook school community, we welcome Mr. Connolly to our team and look forward to partnering with him to continue the excellence at Rock Brook School.

Updated COVID-19 Protocols – Effective September 1, 2022

As COVID-19 begins a transition from a pandemic to endemic status, schools across New Jersey and the country have begun a focus on full-time uninterrupted on-site instruction. Please know that the COVID-19 vaccination, including booster doses for those eligible, remains the most critical strategy to prevent severe illness, protect students and staff, and reduce interruptions to on-site learning. Read more…

New Director Announced

Dear Rock Brook Community,

On behalf of the Rock Brook School Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce the appointment of W. Glenn Famous as the next Executive Director of Rock Brook School.

The Board has engaged in a thorough and thoughtful process to find an outstanding candidate to replace Mary Caterson who will be retiring at the end of the school year. Glenn has had a long career in public education serving as Principal in several elementary and middle schools in South Brunswick, New Jersey with a strong record of accomplishment. His commitment to children and their families, as well as to the staff who support them, is well recognized. His leadership, creativity and problem solving skills will add to our continuing efforts to help our students reach their full potential.

The formal transition process will start April 1 with Glenn and Mary working together through the end of the school year. We look forward to having Glenn join the Rock Brook family and will be planning opportunities for all of you as stakeholders to meet him. This is an important next step for Rock Brook and we look forward to the future of our program and our continued commitment to the children and families that we serve.

Rick Sugam
Rock Brook School Board of Trustees

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Parents Night Out

Rock Brook School will hold its next and last Parent’s Night Out for the 2016-2017 school year.  Saturday, April 1, 2017; 5:30 -9:30 pm at it’s location at 109 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ. Open to the public, parents enjoy an evening out while their children have fun in a structured safe environment. All activities are supervised by Rock Brook’s highly trained special needs staff. Siblings welcome. Click on  APRIL 2017 PNO Sign Up Form  to download the registration form or call (908) 431-9500.