5 Things to Know About the New High School Principal
Hopatcong hired Noreen Lazariuk, 45, to helm the high school Monday. Here are some facts about the new leader.
Lazariuk, 45, replaces Emil Binotto, who moves to Hopatcong Middle School. Binotto spent 12 years guiding the high school before a reshuffling, starting with Dr. Joanne Mullane's request to move back to her former curriculum supervisor position from her Tulsa Trail principal post.
Here are five things you need to know about Lazariuk.
- Lazariuk spent the 2011-2012 school year as Hoboken High School's principal.
- The Rockaway resident will make a pro-rated $132,500 from Sept. 1 to June 30—down $2,500 from the offer she was initial given by Superintendent Dr. Charles Maranzano. Lazariuk offered to take the pay drop after the school board couldn't garner enough votes to hire her early in Monday's meeting. They eventually backed her hiring with a unanimous vote following a 15-minute closed-door meeting.
- She's a Montclair State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in educational administration and supervision.
- Lazariuk has spent 22 years in education. She taught in East Orange, Holmdel and Mountain Lakes. She was the Montgomery High School assistant principal before taking the lead post at Hoboken High.
- Lazariuk was the unanimous choice of an administrative committee of district principals, the high school athletic director, district curriculum director and a teacher representative.