Parents in Princeton have organized an event to celebrate the career of Robert Ginsberg, the longtime Princeton educator who retired at the end of 2021.
The celebration, organized by the Princeton Parent Teacher Organization Council and the Johnson Park Elementary School PTO, will take place on May 6 from 3 p.m. until dusk at Johnson Park Elementary School. Festivities will include special musical performances by the Princeton High School Band and teachers, food trucks and games, and a dedication ceremony for the Johnson Park School amphitheater, which will be named the Dr. Robert A. Ginsberg Amphitheater.
Affectionately known as “Dr. G,” Ginsberg spent 10 years at Littlebrook Elementary School, serving as the principal who reopened the school after it had been closed for over a dozen years. He was the principal at Johnson Park for 21 years. He also served twice as the interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Princeton Public schools, first from February of 1998 to June of 1999, then from July of 2020 through December of 2021.
Ginsberg is well-known for his passion for organizations that support students, their families, and the Princeton community. He has worked closely with Johnson Park’s Koko Fund and Littlebrook’s Joe Fund, both of which underwrite opportunities for children to participate in arts, athletics, and other enrichment activities at their respective schools. He was also active with Send Hunger Packing Princeton, the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry, and the Princeton Children’s Fund.
Currently, Ginsberg serves as the president of the Princeton Public Library’s board of trustees and volunteers with the Delaware & Raritan Greenway, the Morven Museum and Garden, the Historical Society of Princeton, the Ying Hua International School, and the municipality’s Vision Zero Task Force to ensure safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists. He said he is also thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to read more books that aren’t solely focused on education.
Former colleagues, friends, students, and the wider Princeton community are invited to attend on May 6. To help celebrate Ginsberg’s achievements and contributions. Community members are also invited to purchase a personalized brick to be installed at the amphitheater or to buy a tribute advertisement in a memory book that will be given to Ginsberg. More information about these opportunities and the event can be found on the Princeton Parent Teacher Organization Council website.