A Message from Dr. Compton, Superintendent

A Message from Dr. Compton, Superintendent
Posted on 09/03/2019
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September 5, 2019

Dear Parents and Community Members:

On behalf of the Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Henry Hudson Regional Boards of Education, staff and administration, I extend a sincere welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year.  The “back-to-school” phenomenon affects all of us, and therefore we wish to extend a “welcome message” to the entire community. Also, our outstanding and dedicated staff members in all three schools are truly looking forward to year filled with a variety of learning experiences and accomplishments for your students.  Both the Atlantic Highlands and Highlands communities have high expectations for our schools and everyone is welcomed to join us in supporting the growth of our talented students.  Back-to-school is a time of new beginnings, from little ones walking into school for the first time to high school seniors quickly approaching graduation, as well as new teachers and administrators, all eager to teach and inspire.  Therefore, as the Tri-District we are thrilled to welcome our new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year. 

  • Christina Egan, Tri-District Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Erin Ayles, Henry Hudson Regional School, Middle School Science Teacher
  • Jennifer Capriotti, Henry Hudson Regional School, Middle School/High School Science and Special Education Teacher
  • Kelsi Ehehalt, Henry Hudson Regional School, Physical Education Teacher
  • Michael Livingston, Henry Hudson Regional School, Television Broadcasting/Digital Teacher
  • Thomas Bodnar, Henry Hudson Regional School, Long Term Substitute Theater Teacher
  • Holly Hagman, Henry Hudson Regional School, Long Term Substitute English Teacher
  • Kimberly Tarriff, Highlands Elementary School, Elementary Classroom Teacher-lst Grade
  • Jennifer Lebel, Highlands Elementary School, 5th/6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher
  • Jessica Somma, Highlands Elementary School, Gifted and Talented Teacher/Challenge Math and Reading/Language Arts
  • Heather Hirtzel , Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, Special Education Teacher
  • Brianna McGittigan, Atlantic Highlands Elementary and Highlands Elementary, Part Time School Psychologist

We want to remind you to come out and support our “Back To School Nights” which will be held during the following times: 

  • Henry Hudson Regional School-Thursday, September 12th-6:30 P.M.
  • Highlands Elementary School-Thursday, September 19th -6:00 P.M.
  • Atlantic Highlands Elementary School-Wednesday, September 18th -6:30 P.M.

As we begin our journey into the new school year, the Tri-District Boards of Education, and myself thank you for your continued support and invite you to continue to become involved in our schools as we provide outstanding quality education to the students.  Please, join our administrators, staff, parents, students, and the entire community in our efforts to continue “Celebrating Success and A Legacy of Excellence” in our three school districts.  Always remember, that education works best when it is a partnership between students, teachers, families and community. I encourage you to visit our websites and follow our upcoming eNewsletters.   In closing, I want to express a “special thank you” to our Henry Hudson Tri-District Education Foundation, who has raised over $100,000 dollars for our schools. 


Dr. Susan E. Compton, Tri-District Superintendent