Dr. Kelly Hart became the Principal of The Academy in July of 2020.
Dr. Hart completed her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Math, Science and Technology at The College of New Jersey and attained her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. Dr. Hart earned her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth, having given her dissertation in STEM Education. She most recently served as Supervisor of Educational Technology for the East Hanover Board of Education. She has taught Engineering at the high school level and STEM education at the middle school level. Dr. Hart is a Chatham native. She and her husband are raising two young children.
On her new role at The Academy, Dr. Hart said, “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve a school with such a rich tradition of education and the evident support of the Our Lady of Peace community. During this most challenging time, The Academy and community have rallied as a family to ensure the school remains a caring, safe, faithful, and academically rich environment. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with the teachers, parents, and community members at The Academy and to share my devotion in making this school year and every year a great success.”
School Board President, David Janazzo notes, “Dr. Hart is a highly credentialed, qualified, and impressive educational leader, with a desire to foster Catholic education for Academy students. The Board is confident that Dr. Hart will lead The Academy to long-term success.“