Dr. Gerard Jellig is a proud educator, administrator, and decorated veteran who knows how to make a positive impact on educational institutions.
As the superintendent of the South Brunswick School District in NJ, Dr. Gerard Jellig serves a district of 9,000 students and 1,300 staff across 12 schools in a very diverse part of Central New Jersey. He managed a $150 million budget through two consecutive clean audits and was able to get one school removed from state monitoring after his first year due to achievement gap progress. On top of all this, Dr. Gerard Jellig settled eight labor contracts on time or sooner and completed the construction of three turf fields and stadium for the South Brunswick School District.
As a board member of the South Brunswick Board of Education, Dr. Gerard Jellig wrote and introduced policy on harassment, intimidation, and bullying, as well as Acceptable Use Policies (AUP), and social media usage.
Dr. Gerard Jillig has also helped turnaround schools as an administrator for the Secondary School Leadership of the National Charter School Network. Under Dr. Jellig’s supervision as principal, a failing school with the highest suspension rate and lower achievement data in the National Charter Network has been vastly improved and currently has the lowest suspension rate, highest GPA, and best academic data.
Also while serving in this role, Dr. Gerard Jellig has complete, autonomous control over human resources and budgetary decision making. He hired a totally new leadership team and 17 new staff members who have all helped his school grow and achieve success.
Due to his success as an educator and administrator, Dr. Gerard Jellig has been chosen to be a member of the Steering Committee for the Partnership of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). He is one of 18 superintendents nationwide that have been brought together to lead discussions on new national assessment experiences and outcomes, and to make recommendations for improvement.
His achievements and impact also make Dr. Gerard Jellig a perfect fit for the New Jersey Network of Superintendents. Dr. Jellig is one of 15 superintendents to serve on a Panasonic Foundation-funded consortium that is focused on equity and achievement in urban settings.
Dr. Gerard Jellig’s teachings even extend into the collegiate level. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Dr. Jellig also serves as an adjunct faculty member a Rowan University, teaching multiple master’s-level courses in school leadership, including “School Law” and “School Leadership.”