Kimberly Tew, an administrator in the Robbinsville school district, has been named the new superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Princeton Public Schools.
Tew, who will begin her new job in June, will replace Kathleen Foster, who has served as the interim assistant superintendent since January. Tew has been the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Robbinsville since 2016. She previously served as the K-8 supervisor of curriculum and professional development in Robbinsville. From 2006 to 2014, she was a sixth-grade social studies teacher in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District.
“We were fortunate that we had a very qualified and impressive pool of applicants,” said Superintendent of Schools Carol Kelley. “Dr. Tew stood out based on her experience, her commitment to students, her knowledge of curriculum, and her ability to collaborate with educators and diverse stakeholders.”
During her tenure in Robbinsville, officials said Tew was known for helping to redefine the district’s vision and mission, for her leadership in curriculum, and for her achievements relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
A resident of Pennington, Tew earned her bachelor’s degree in art history and secondary education from The College of New Jersey, and her master’s degree in educational administration from Rider University. She earned her doctorate of education in teacher leadership from Rutgers University.
On Tuesday night at the school board’s public meeting, Tew introduced herself and said she is looking forward to working in Princeton. She said she and her family often spend weekends in town, and noted that she first met her husband in front of Small World Coffee. ‘
“I hope to develop and improve upon an instructional program that cultivates informed citizens and lifelong learners,” Tew said. “I’m also eager to begin cultivating relationships with Princeton’s staff, students, and families.”