With over 25 years of experience, George J. Chidiac provides valuable insight into the career development of an administrative leader in education. As superintendent of schools in Stafford Township, he has improved standardized test scores, increasing student motivation, and fostering academic achievement through a student-centered approach to education.
George Chidiac first discovered his passion for education when he began his career in 1995 as a teacher of health/exercise science. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rowan University, he quickly landed his first job in early childhood education. From his experiences, he became driven to make a lasting impact on early childhood education.
During his tenure, George was the Special Olympics Coordinator of Ocean County. He received a “Teacher of the Year” Governor Recognition from the state of New Jersey and was a finalist in the hit NBC television show “Fear Factor” representing students with special needs.
After considering several options for his role in educational administration, he accepted the vice-principal position at Barnegat Township School District in 2004. After 13 months as vice principal and director of special services, he was awarded the positions as principal for Barnegat Township School District in 2005.
George Chidiac realized he wanted to make a positive change for young learners and improve education at a systematic level. These realizations were solidified when accepting the position of superintendent of Stafford Township in Manahawkin, NJ, in 2013.
By realizing the new technologies accessible to his students and educators, he collaborated with his administrators to provide state of the art technology into the education process for Stafford Township School District. Establishing SMART Boards, 1:1 Chromebooks for all students, and interactive technology in all classrooms.
Administrative leaders like George Chidiac realize the importance of providing the best experience possible to students, staff, and parents. This level of leadership will ensure the number of adolescents enrolled in educational programs will continue to rise for years to come.