Dr. Adele Ellis
Dr. Adele Ellis was named principal of Holy Trinity on July 1, 2018. She has been an elementary school principal before at St. Michael’s, Union. After St. Michael’s she became the assistant superintendent of technology for the Metuchen Diocese, where she was tasked with inputting the PowerSchool Management System for all diocesan schools. She did similar work for Colts Neck public schools. She has also has been teaching as an adjunct professor at St. Peter’s University for several years. Most recently she was chair of computer science at St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, where she provided professional development to faculty in technology and oversaw the school’s information system. She was also involved directly with the students with technology, as well as moderator of the robotics team, Hack Club and digital media club.
Dr. Ellis has spent a great deal of time in her career on integrating STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math — into the learning experience.
Many Catholic schools have embraced STEM and are expanding it to STREAM with religion and art also integrated.
“In this fast-paced, changing world, it is well known that various jobs of the future for our young students are not in existence yet. Data analysis and critical thinking skills are necessary to provide solutions to community and world issues,” she said. “Integrating the components of religion and the arts within a curriculum strong in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, provides our students the added and critical values of faith, empathy, and creativity.”
She earned postgraduate degrees at Seton Hall University: a doctorate in educational leadership, management and policy; and a masters degree in leadership; policy, management; administration and supervision from Seton Hall University. She also earlier earned a masters in educational instruction from Marygrove College.
School Advisory Board
The School Advisory Board is the policy-making body of Holy Trinity School, acting in accordance with the Archdiocesan School Board, the Parish Council Board of Education, the Pastors and school Principal. In addition to advising on policy matters, the Board identifies educational needs, establishes objectives for educational programs, develops the annual school budget, monitors conformance to budget, and formulates long-range plans.
The Board is composed of the three parish pastors, the school Principal, the Director of the Mountainside Campus, the HSA President, and three representatives from each of the sponsoring parishes. All appointed members serve a three-year term and chair committees as needed. The chairpersons of the committees are responsible for organizing regular meetings for their committee, recruiting membership, establishing objectives that support the global objectives of the Board, providing monthly updates on progress and for bringing forth proposals to the Board for consideration and approval.
Ex Officio Board Members
- Rev. Anthony Randazzo – Pastor, The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, Westfield
- Rev. Richard Carrington – Pastor, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mountainside
- Rev. Michael Saporito – Pastor, The Parish Community of Saint Helen, Westfield
- Dr. Adele Ellis – Principal
- Becky Klock – President, Home & School Association