Dr. John E. Bormann, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Bormann is an accomplished and highly passionate educator with 20 years of experience in the field as a middle school science teacher, Supervisor of Curriculum, Principal, and Superintendent. Dr. Bormann holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in Natural Resource Management, a Master of Science from Ramapo College in Educational Technology, a Master of Arts degree from Georgian Court University in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate from St. Peters University in Educational Leadership. He holds New Jersey teaching certifications in Elementary Education and Life Science, K-12. Dr. Bormann was awarded the national Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2001, is a two time recipient of the NJ Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award, and received, as superintendent, the Monmouth County Education Association Friend of Education Award in 2014. Dr. Bormann is a member of the Monmouth County Superintendent Roundtable Executive Board and currently serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the highly successful school district of the Borough of Rumson, NJ. Prior to this he led, as the chief school administrator, the Spring Lake School District to national Blue Ribbon status in 2014.
Ms. Debra Allen, School Business Administrator
Mrs. Allen comes to us from our neighboring district of Little Silver and prior to that, Spring Lake, where she served as the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.
Ms. Shari Feeney , Principal of Deane-Porter School
Prior to becoming the Principal of the Deane-Porter School, Shari served as the the Administrative Intern for the Rumson School District, working in both Deane-Porter and Forrestdale Schools. She has worked as a teacher in the district from 1993 to 2012, and became the Administrative Intern in July 2011. Ms. Feeney holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island, Master of Art degree in Teaching, from Monmouth University, is highly qualified in Language Arts, additionally holds a NJ Principal Certificate from Farleigh Dickinson. Shari was awarded the NJ Governor's Teacher Recognition Award and currently is involved with the NJDOE, Rutgers University and the National Institute for Early Education Research in supporting high quality teaching practices.
Mrs. Jennifer Gibbons, Principal of Forrestdale School
Mrs. Gibbons has a passion for working with middle school students and much of her educational career has been devoted to working with this age group. After graduating from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Mathematics, she began her teaching career as a sixth grade math teacher at Markham Place School, Little Silver, where she also started and coached the school softball team. Mrs. Gibbons holds NJ teaching certificates in both Elementary Education K-8 and Mathematics K-12. While teaching in Little Silver, Mrs. Gibbons earned her Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Monmouth University, where she was awarded the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education School of Education Award upon graduation in May 2005. During her Administrative Internship at Markham Place School, Mrs. Gibbons served on a NJDOE committee that helped to design the middle school mathematics PRAXIS exam for teacher certification. Immediately following graduation, Mrs. Gibbons began her first administrative position as Assistant Principal of the Byram Intermediate School in Sussex County. After her first year in this position, she was also named the Byram Curriculum Supervisor. This experience gave Mrs. Gibbons the administrative exposure to all areas of practical principal leadership and helped her to earn her first Principalship in Morris County at the Riverdale School, serving Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 8 students. While at Riverdale, Mrs. Gibbons was nominated and accepted as a member of the New Jersey Council of Educators, an organization she is still a member of today. Anxious to return to her beloved roots in Monmouth County, Mrs. Gibbons accepted the appointment as Forrestdale Principal in July 2008.
Mrs. Vera Ridoux, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Mrs. Ridoux comes to us from the highly successful school district of Sea Girt where she served as the district’s Supervisor of Student Services.
Mr. Michael Snyder, Supervisor of Special Education
Mr. Snyder is a dedicated and experienced educator, with an extensive background in school law, policy, special education programming, curriculum, and instruction (Pre-K-12). He currently serves as a member of the Monmouth County Directors Association, the New Jersey Special Education Director’s Study Council and the Children’s InterAgency Coordinating Council. Prior to joining Rumson, Mr. Snyder was Supervisor of Special Services for Toms River Regional Schools, one of the largest districts in the state, where he was nominated as School Psychologist of the Year. Mr. Snyder received his Master of Arts and Educational Specialist degrees with honors from Seton Hall University. While working within the Department of Education at Seton Hall, Mr. Snyder was integral in achieving the University’s first NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation. He also holds a New Jersey Certification in Educational Services and Administration.
Mrs. Kerri Walsifer, Supervisor of Guidance
Mrs. Kerri Walsifer is a visionary and passionate instructional leader that holds a master's degree in Educational Psychology. She has 19 years experience as an educator working at the collegiate, high school and elementary level working with diverse student populations. Kerri Walsifer has served in a number of roles as classroom teacher both in the general and special education settings, L.D.T.C. (Learning Disability Teacher Consultant, Assistant principal and Director of Student Services. She has been active with the New Jersey Department of Education as a member of the Governor’s Special Education Task Force. Kerri Walsifer has contributed and authored several professional publications and presented locally. She comes to us from the highly successful school district of Spring Lake, NJ.