Freehold Borough Schools
District Administrators

 
      Dr. Tomazic               
  
 
  Rocco G. Tomazic, Ed. D.
 Superintendent of Schools
  Freehold Borough School District
  rtomazic@freeholdboro.k12.nj.us
732.761.2101 
 

"Rocco Tomazic has been the Superintendent in Freehold Borough since April 2013.  During his 18 years in education he has served in various assignments as a teacher, vice principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.   He has been a college instructor at Rutgers University and the University of Maryland.  Prior to his career in education he served in the U.S. Navy retiring as a Commander.  He earned his educational doctorate from Rutgers University.  He is a resident of Freehold Township, married with two children and two grandchildren."

 jstrimple  
 Jim Strimple
 Interim Business Administrator 
 Freehold Borough School District
732.761.2105 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ronnieD          Ronnie Dougherty            
Principal
 Freehold Intermediate School 
732.761.2157 

BA from Queens College NYC in Education; Certified as Teacher of the Handicapped - Rutger's University- Certified as  Supervisor - Rutger's University- Master  of  Instructional Technology - Georgian Court University Master  -  Administration - Thomas Edison President for NJ ASCD

Ronnie Dougherty has been a staff member in the Freehold Borough School District for 25 years in the positions of teacher, supervisor, director and principal.

 William Smith

 
 
 
 
 
 
  William Smith 
 Principal
 Freehold Learning Center
732.761.2240
 

"William, a native of Fulton, NY, taught here in Freehold for 7 years before taking over the principal position at the Learning Center this year.  Prior to coming to Freehold, William taught in Bowie MD, and in Central NY.  He graduated from Alfred University in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education.  He Earned his Masters degree from the University of Phoenix with a major in Curriculum and Instruction in 2006, and his Post Masters Certificate in Administration from The College of New Jersey in 2011.  William is a resident of Freehold Borough where he resides with his wife and 2 children."

 
  

 

 
 Patrick Mulhern
 
 
 

 

 Patrick Mulhern
 Principal
 Park Avenue Elementary 
732.761.2125
 

"Patrick Mulhern received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in both English Education and Educational Leadership at The College of New Jersey.  He was trained in Reading Writing Workshop instruction from Teachers College at Columbia University.  Patrick also a graduate of New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Leadership program.

He was the lead administrator for the Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS) in New Brunswick, New Jersey for the past four years.  During his time in New Brunswick, Patrick oversaw the implementation of Dual Language ( a bilingual education program), Reading and Writing Workshop, and Investigations (math program).  Over this time period standardized test scores increased significantly.  JerseyCAN, a national network of state-level advocacy groups that promote research based education reforms, recognized GBCS middle school scores for having the 5th highest increase (24.3%) in student achievement in New Jersey."

 Jennifer Donnelly

 Jennifer Donnelly
Supervisor of Instructional Tech & Assessment
 Supervisor of Gifted and Talented Deptartment 
  Freehold Borough School District
              jdonnelly@freeholdboro.k12.nj.us 
732.761.2126 
 
"Jennifer Donnelly has been serving as a District Supervisor since 2011. She began her career with Freehold Borough as the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator and the Supervisor of Gifted and Talented. Since 2012, she has taken on the role of Supervisor of Instructional Technology & Assessment and continues as the Supervisor of Gifted and Talented. In her current role, she is responsible to oversee the implementation of district technology and all district assessments as well as continuing to maintain the integrity of the district’s Gifted and Talented Program. Her education includes a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from William Paterson University 1996; an M.A. of Educational Leadership from St. Peter’s University 2003. She holds a standard certificate in Elementary Education; General Business Education, Supervisor and Principal."
 
 richPepe
 
 
 Richard Pepe
 Director of Curriculum & Instruction
 Freehold Borough School District 
732.761.2135 

"Rich Pepe has been serving as an administrator in Freehold Borough since 2011.  In his position as Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Mr. Pepe oversees all district curricula and professional development as well as the new teacher evaluation system.  He also manages district grants including NCLB (Title IA, Title IIA, and Title III), Race-to-the-Top 3, and Excellent Educators for NJ which collectively bring approximately $1 million into the district for various programs.  His previous experiences include Supervisor of Secondary Math & Business in Hamilton Township, High School Math Teacher at Freehold High School, and Middle School Math Teacher in Willingboro.  He earned his B.A. in Mathematics/Secondary Education from The College of New Jersey in 1998 and his M.A. in Educational Administration from Georgian Court University in 2006.

Mr. Pepe lives in Toms River with his wife Tara and three boys Brian (class of 2023), Kevin (class of 2025), and Alex (class of 2028).  He volunteers as an active member of the Citta Elementary School PTO, coach for the Toms River Little League, Committee Chair/Treasurer for Cub Scouts Pack 30, and usher for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Beachwood." 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 Jennifer O'Shea
 
 
 
 
 
 Jennifer O'Shea
 Director of Special Programs
 Freehold Borough School District
732.761.2109 
 

"Jennifer O’Shea took over duties as Director of Special Programs in Freehold Borough Public Schools on August 1, 2013.  Previously she served as Director of Basic Skills and Testing/School Psychologist in the SeaGirt Schools for three years, and was the School Psychologist for the Point Pleasant Borough Schools for over ten years.  In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all special education programs and services provided within the district.  She also serves as the Affirmative Action Officer for the district.  Her education includes a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia 1994; an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Georgian Court University 2000; and an M.A in Educational Leadership from Thomas Edison State University 2010.  She holds NJ state certification as a School Psychologist as well as Supervisor and Principal certifications.  Mrs. O’Shea resides in Spring Lake Heights with her husband John and three children Abigail (10), Jack (9), and Ellison(7)."         

 Cecilia Zimmer  
 Cecilia Zimmer
 Supervisor of Instruction, ESL/Bilingual
  & World Language
732.761.2245 
 
"Priorto becoming an administrator in Freehold Borough, Cecilia Zimmer taught fortotal of 11 years as a bilingual teacher in Union City, NJ and as an ESLteacher in Carteret, NJ.  As a Supervisorsince 2011, her charge is to oversee the ESL, Bilingual, and World Language departments.   She holds a BA in Sociology from MontclairState University and an MA in Administration and Supervision from St. Peter’s College. Mrs. Zimmer has Elementary, ESL, Bilingual, and Principal Certifications, and resides in Carteret, NJ with her husband and two daughters."

 

 
John Brovak  
 
 
 

 

 John Brovak
 Assistant Principal
 Freehold Intermediate School 
732.761.2152
 

"John Brovak has served as an educator in Freehold Borough for the past 14 years. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1999 with a BS and was hired as a Health and Physical Education Teacher that same year.  In 2007, John Brovak earned his MA in Education from the College of New Jersey. February, 2008 he was appointed to the role of Site Supervisor for the 21st CCLC program. This September John Brovak will be the Vice Principal at FIS, Site Supervisor for the 21st CCLC program and District HIB Coordinator."  

 Joe Bilotti
 
 
 Joseph Bilotti
 Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds  
 Freehold Borough School District
 jbilotti@freeholdboro.k12.nj.us
732.761.2149