April 22, 2013
Dear HTS Community:
On Monday, April 15th, the Board of Education unanimously approved Matt Spelker as Director of Curriculum/Principal for Harding Township School, effective July 1st. Mr. Spelker, a Madison resident, comes to Harding from the Millburn Township Public Schools where he serves as an Instructional Supervisor at Glenwood School. At Glenwood School, Matt also helped write the elementary Science curriculum as well as the elementary Math curriculum. He provided professional development for district staff on the Everyday Math curriculum and helped to align the district’s Math standards to the Common Core State Standards. During his time at Glenwood School, the school was named a Reward School for improvement on NJASK scores and he also helped the school adopt a Leveled Literacy Intervention program for their Basic Skills Program.
Previously, he taught fourth grade at Deerfield School, also in Millburn. At Deerfield, Mr. Spelker taught fourth grade for seven years and served as the Lead Math Teacher and Family Math Teacher for the building. In addition, Matt served as the Student Council Leader and wrote the Social Studies curriculum as a teacher representative.
Prior to working in education, Mr. Spelker worked in finance for thirteen years, most recently in an administrative capacity at CommerzBank. The Harding Township School’s Vision Council will be welcoming Matt to their May 22nd meeting to discuss various transition issues. The meeting will be held in the Harding Township School’s Library/Media Center at 8:30am and is open to all township residents.