Necole Fabris believes giving teachers the support they need is vitally important to ensuring the success of the students they instruct.
Fabris is the new principal of Theunis Dey Elementary School.
“Providing teachers with the most current information and being specific with what is expected of them are both critical to their jobs,” Fabris said.
The new teacher evaluation system is something Fabris said can be used to improve classroom instruction and communication between teachers and administrators.
“I want teachers to feel supported because when they feel supported they feel secure in their jobs and that translates into greater student learning,” Fabris said.
Fabris is one of four new principals in this district this fall. The others are taking over at Wayne Valley High School and Pines Lake and Randall Carter elementary schools.
Fabris has a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia. She received her first master’s degree from New York University in 2002. She earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in 2010. She previously taught in Jersey City for two years and in the Watchung School District for eight.
White in Watchung she was named the Governor’s Teacher of the Year, Sommerset County Teacher of the Year, and a finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. She was president of the teacher’s association while in Watchung.
“I believe that it is critical that instructional leaders help teachers adjust to all the changes that are going on,” Fabris said. ‘It is my job to make sure that teachers have all that they need to have students succeed because the stakes are rising.”
Fabris spoke highly of the staff at Theunis Dey and the district.
“The district itself is wonderfully supportive. I was impressed through the interview process with my colleagues,” Fabris said. “I have been blown away by the dedication, the enthusiasm, and knowledge of the faculty and staff here.”