HELLO FROM MR. POROWSKI!
My name is Ed Porowski, and I am the principal of Campbell Elementary School. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and provide you with some information about my background.
Professionally, I have been an educator for the past twenty-five years, the last eleven as an active member of the Metuchen Public School System. I have been the principal of Campbell School for the last six and a half years. As the principal, it has been my honor to celebrate Campbell School's Achievements including:
- 2019 National Promising Practice Award - "Campbell Food 'Bank'packs"
- 2018 National Promising Practices Award - "Creating a Culturally Sensitive Community"
- 2018 National Promising Practices Award - "The Happiness Initiative"
- 2017-21 National School of Character Designation
- 2017-21 NJ School of Character Designation
- 2017 National Promising Practices Award - "Identity Day"
- 2016-21 NJ Sustainable Schools Bronze Award
- 2017 NJ Safe Routes to School Gold Award
- 2016 NJ Safe Routes to School Bronze Award
My previous assignment was the K-12 English Language Arts & Social Studies Supervisor, where I have had the opportunity to collaborate with parents and staff across the entire district. I have thoroughly enjoyed my work within each school; however, I have always been drawn to my “elementary roots” and hold Campbell School near and dear to my heart.
Prior to my work in Metuchen, I was the K-8 Language Arts & Humanities Supervisor in Branchburg and both a Reading Specialist and classroom teacher in Hillsborough. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton, a Master’s Degree from The College of New Jersey in Developmental Reading, and post-graduate certifications from the Foundation for Educational Administration.
I have worked on a variety of special projects, including presentations for the New Jersey School Boards Association at their state conferences focusing in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017. I have had the honor of presenting at the National Forum on Character in Washington D.C. in October of 2018 "Climate Change is Real" and coming up in October 2019 "If the Shoe Fits: Fostering Empathy Through Outreach and Community Involvement". I am a state and national evaluator for Character.org, assessing schools who are applying for recognition as a State and/or National School of Character, I am a Standing Committee Member for the ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators in the discipline of Reading. I have presented workshops through Rutgers University on Guided Reading, Literacy Development in Adolescents, Technology Integration, and Data-Based Instructional Practices. I have had the opportunity to work with the State Department of Education in a variety of standards-based and assessment-based programs. Personally, I reside in Hillsborough, New Jersey with my wife and sons. My hobbies include golf, baseball, cooking, and reading.