Nelson Ruiz, Abington Avenue School Principal, where I have been with The Newark Public Schools for the past fourteen years. I am a graduate from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ where I completed a double major and a minor then received my Masters in Education: Administration and Supervision from St. Peter’s University and my Principal Licensure from the New Jersey DOE and the NJL2L Program. My commitment to education starts with my own passion for learning. I would love to return to school to complete a doctoral program in educational research and what the impact of effective instruction has on student achievement. A quote that provides me inspiration is, “The achievements of any organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” (Vince Lombardi). This is incorporated in my feelings about Abington. As I enter in my second year as Principal of Abington, my favorite thing about the school is the commitment of the teachers to increase student achievement and provide opportunities for their success which far exceeds any staff I’ve ever worked with. Our team of teachers and support staff work very hard to support the success of our students and do whatever it takes to provide learning opportunities for our kids. Every Abington staff member has inspired me in all they do every day for our students.
Increasing Learning for ALL