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Patrick Mulhern, Principal of Park Avenue Elementary

Patrick Mulhern
Park Avenue Elementary 

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.