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Board of Education Workshop Meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 will take place virtually beginning at 8 pm. 
All Public Comments may be made via Zoom webinar, or submitted prior to the opening of the public portion.  

Executive Team Roles

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Dr. Christopher C. Irving
Superintendent of Schools

The Superintendent of Schools is directly responsible to operate and manage an educational program and create an environment that will provide the optimum educational opportunities for all students within the guidelines established by the Board of Education on behalf of the Township’s electorate. The superintendent is the administrative head of the school district and chief executive officer of the Board of Education to which he is solely responsible. The superintendent shall have general supervision and management of all aspects of the school district’s operations. He may delegate responsibility for administering various segments of the operations, but shall be responsible to the Board of Education for the results produced.
[email protected] or 201-833-5510


Melissa Simmons
Business Administrator/Board Secretary

The Business Administrator reports directly to the Superintendent of Schools and is responsible for school finances and operations that include the areas of accounting, accounts payable, finance, budgeting, purchasing, payroll, transportation, food services, technology, plant and property management, food services risk management and insurances.  Additionally, as Board Secretary, she records and maintains all minutes of the Board of Education and is Trustee of School Records.  She also serves on various committees and assists the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education in various capacities.
[email protected] or 201-833-5511



Dr. Kim Buxenbaum
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services 
The Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services assumes the major duties of organizing, coordinating and directing the development, implementation and coordination of all Special Education Services, Nursing Services, Homeless Issues and Title I in compliance with all State and Federal regulations according to Titles 18A and 6A.  In the absence of the Superintendent of Schools, the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services is responsible for assuming the second-in-command responsibilities of the Superintendent.
[email protected] or 201-834-7014


Christine Jimenez-Johnson 
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Schools
[email protected] or 201-833-5093 


Terry Corallo
Chief of Staff/Director of Community Relations

The Director of Community Relations/Chief of Staff facilitates an open exchange of information between the school district/Superintendent’s office and all internal and external stakeholders. He/she represents the Superintendent and is the liaison between the Superintendent's office, Board of Education, administrators, and the community. This role coordinates district efforts with various media and the public to aid in the promotion of a positive image for the district, its students and its staff, and to establish community relationships and partnerships. This includes managing specific information service platforms such as the district website and social media. Additionally, the director oversees key community-centric areas including the Community Education Center (before and after-school programs) and in-school volunteer services.
[email protected] or 201-833-5498


Dr. Maura Tuite Director of Special Education and Nursing Services

Dr. Maura Tuite
Acting Director of Special Education and Nursing Services

Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, the Director of Special Education and Nursing Services shall assume responsibility for the planning, development, coordination, and management of all special education programs, school based nursing services, budgets, personnel and shall ensure compliance with state and federal regulations governing the delivery of services to students with disabilities. The director is also responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of the district’s Special Education programs while serving as liaison with appropriate public and private agencies, personnel, and families on behalf of all students.
[email protected] or 201-833-5490

Keshia Golding-Cooper
Director of Guidance, Career Services and Vocational Education 
[email protected] or 201-833-5425


Deliris Lorenzo
Manager, Human Resources & Compliance

The Teaneck Public School District is a “people business” serving students, staff and the community. Human Resources Management (HRM), led by the manager, seeks to attract, hire and retain passionate, qualified and talented individuals to educate and support our students with strong collaborative planning and performance assessment skills and a commitment to multicultural education.  HRM partners with other district administration and the Board of Education to meet the vision, mission and goals of the Teaneck Public Schools. HRM is responsible for a broad range of functions, including advertising, recruitment, training, compliance with federal and state laws and district policies and regulations, and implementation of negotiated collective bargaining agreements. 
[email protected] or 201-862-2322


Mohammed Saleh 
Director of Technology

The Director of Technology reports to both the Business Administrator and the Superintendent of Schools. The Director is responsible for providing leadership, direction, coordination, and integration of technology across all school district buildings and departments. The Director of Technology is responsible for planning, purchasing, installing and maintaining technology systems of the Teaneck School District. He guides and monitors the application of instructional technology and provides input into the selection of hardware and software for educational purposes. The Director also provides leadership for integrating technology into the instructional framework, with an emphasis on enhancing student outcomes, teacher effectiveness, and school-family communications. The Director also provides and directs professional development related to instructional and administrative uses of technology.
[email protected] or 201-862-2331 
Patricia Dent
Director of School Innovation
[email protected] or 201-862-2321

Cameron Cox
Public Safety Coordinator

The Public Safety Coordinator reports to the School Business Administrator and is responsible for ensuring the district’s compliance with all NJDOE School Safety mandates from the Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning. As the district’s School Safety Specialist, the Coordinator oversees the planning, training, exercising, and evaluation of the emergency plans for each school building. Along with individualized school plans, his duty is to also serve as the liaison to law enforcement and other emergency services, in order to safely mitigate any emergency that arises that would potentially cause disruption to the learning environment of our district. Additionally, the Coordinator oversees the compliance of district residency and or truancy matters that may arise during the academic year. Furthermore, the Coordinator also serves as the district’s COVID-19 Response Team coordinator, ensuring proper pandemic response and district status updates with the Teaneck Township Department of Health.