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Dr. Joseph Cordero

Principal, Jefferson School

Dr. Cordero was named Principal of Jefferson Elementary School in July of 2017.

He has a strong background in elementary education and experience as an educational leader. Before coming to Summit, Dr. Cordero began his career teaching elementary students in 2nd and 4th grade in the Jersey City Public School District. He then worked in the Curriculum & Instruction Department and Special Education Department as a Literacy Coach. From September 2012 until June 2017, Dr. Cordero was an Assistant Principal of a PreK-8 building and subsequently Principal of a PreK-5 school.

Dr. Cordero sees himself as a lifelong educator and learner. He believes every opportunity is a chance to learn. Dr. Cordero received a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Kean University in January of 2018. He is also the father to an elementary school age child.


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