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ESCNJ Appoints Dunellen Schools Superintendent to its Board of Directors

PISCATAWAY – September 22, 2022 – The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ), the largest educational service commission in the state, announced the appointment of Dunellen Schools Superintendent, Daniel J. Ross, Esq., to its Board of Directors.

Ross, a Highland Park resident, was hired as the Dunellen school chief on June 21st and was selected from a pool of over 30 applicants. He has over 17 years of experience in public education and he served most recently as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Personnel in the Madison Public School District in Madison, NJ. 

During his time in Madison, Ross spearheaded many initiatives, including the implementation of full-day kindergarten, the addition of more than 20 new courses, the addition of instructional coaches, and the collaborative redesign of teacher evaluation. 

Before joining Madison, Ross served as a math supervisor, high school scheduling director, and math teacher in the Piscataway Township Schools, where he was selected as Piscataway High School’s Teacher of the Year in 2011.

"I am excited to be a part of ESCNJ, which is an amazing organization,” Ross said. “I am looking forward to working with the other board members on projects that will enhance the quality of education for students with challenging disabilities. I believe my educational and legal background will help me to provide input and support to all the current and future programs that ESCNJ has to offer.”

Ross earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark, where he served on the Rutgers Law Review. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Rutgers University and is a 2021 graduate of District Administration Leadership Institute’s National Superintendent’s Academy. 

Ross and his wife are the proud parents of three children and a mini Goldendoodle. He has a deep love for the arts and has played music professionally for nearly 25 years.


Photo credit:  Daniel J. Ross, Esq.