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DSC_2497 - Wendy McNeill, Principal, Banyan School 1-29-14

Mrs. Wendy McNeill has been Principal of Banyan Elementary School since January of 2014.  Mrs. McNeill’s impressive credentials include over 35 years of experience in the field of Special Education.  She has served the Little Falls Township Public Schools as a teacher, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant/Case Manager and, most recently, as the Directorof Special Services; a position she held for over 13 years.  In this capacity, she was responsible for all students in the district requiring special education, as well as supervision and oversight of the department staff, operations, and budget.  In addition, Mrs. McNeill served as President of the Passaic County Association of Special Services Administrators. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey.

Mrs. McNeill’s mission is to provide the students of Banyan School with a supportive environment that will foster both academic and social/emotional growth. Believing that all children can and will learn if given appropriate instruction,
Mrs. McNeill strives to work with her professional colleagues to determine each student’s individual learning style, and to
tailor a program that will meet each child’s unique needs.

 

Ms. Marguerite Freeman is the  Principal of Banyan High School. She has  over 25 years of educational experience in the  classroom, which includes vocation to  academic. Ms. Freeman joins us from the  Piscataway Township School District,  where  she grew in responsibility from  Special Education Teacher to Special  Education & Building Administrator. In  her Margueriteadministrative capacity,she established a behaviorally-based special education program for 9th – 12th grade students and she  was responsible for the 18-21 year-old Structured Learning Experience (SLE) Program.

 Ms. Freeman’s goal is to give students the tools to become productive and fulfilled adults. She meets this goal through working  with the staff, students and parents as a strong foundation, providing a distinctive and individualized education and  unrestrained access to the necessary resources to continue their success.

 

ERIK PICMr. Erik Glazner is currently the Assistant Principal of Banyan High School.  With unparalleled focus and training in the field of special education, he brings his many years of experience at Banyan School as an English teacher and Supervisor of Instruction to this role.  He has dedicated his career to working in the Banyan Schools.

In his current position, he is responsible for supporting the Principal in duties related to instruction, supervision, evaluation, and the overall Administration of the school. Mr. Glazner believes in a student-centered environment, where there is a clear vision for student learning. He will continue to always seek ways to improve the instructional program, while supporting staff members and setting high expectations for both teachers and students.