The Englewood School Board has appointed lifelong educator Benjamin Suro to be the new Principal of Dwight Morrow High School. Principal Suro has an extensive background in public education, with experience in both urban school settings and highly selective magnet school academies. He most recently served as Vice Principal of the S.T.E.M. Academy at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson in addition to previously working as the District Supervisor of Science for the City of Orange School District, teaching Biology at the prestigious Bergen County Technical Schools and many other relevant positions.
“Taking the reins at Dwight Morrow High School is an incredible opportunity and I look forward to giving my all to the students in this fine institution,” said Principal Suro. “I look forward to applying the lessons I have learned and strategies I have seen succeed over my over 15 years of educational experience to prepare for the upcoming school year and make DMHS a leading school in our community and state.”
Suro was officially hired as principal on July 1 and has already begun preparations for the 2019/2020 school year. He is in the process of earning his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, which is expected to be completed in 2022.
“Here at the Englewood School District we are working hard to establish a progressive, data driven model for educational excellence that will prepare our students for college and career readiness as they leave our district and move on to the next steps in their lives,” said Englewood Schools Superintendent Robert Kravitz. “Principal Suro’s proven track record in academia will be a great asset to the students of Dwight Morrow High School and his dedication to making a difference in the lives of young adults will be welcome in our district.”
Not only is Suro an experienced educator, but he has also done a great deal of community service. Over the years, Suro has spent a considerable amount of time volunteering with organizations such as Big Brothers and Sisters of America and the Special Olympics, and he will bring that same passion for helping people to Englewood.
“The Board of Education hopes that Benjamin Suro will help turn Dwight Morrow around and put forth a positive vision for our school’s future,” said Englewood School Board President Kim Donaldson. “We acknowledge the importance of leaders understanding both the challenges that we face as a school and the need to generate meaningful change for our students and faculty. I'm confident Principal Suro has what it takes to meet those goals."