Meet the new Glen Rock chief schools administrator – Dr. Kathleen Regan, Glen Rock's Director of Instruction and Curriculum. Well, for a few weeks anyway.
Regan was appointed the acting superintendent of the district Monday night to begin Feb. 9, potentially serving until March 15.
Interim Superintendent Raymond Albano's final day is Feb. 8. Albano isn't necessarily leaving. He will receive $120 an hour or up to $12,000 as a consultant to aid in the transition of the new superintendent.
Board members hope Regan's tenure as acting schools chief doesn't last too long. They have identified the candidate they want to lead the district full-time.
School board president Sheldon Hirschberg said the board has agreed to a contract with the candidate and are now waiting on the Bergen County Executive Superintendent to finalize the hire.
"We have not yet received that so we are not in a position to formally approve a permanent superintendent," Hirschberg said. "We're continuing to do what we can to move that process along. As soon as we know something, we will act in the appropriate way."
The last full-time superintendent, David Verducci, announced his retirement in early 2012. Glen Rock will be subject to state caps on superintendent pay amounting to $157,500.