Dr. James Pedersen started his career in education in Jersey City at Regional Day School. He then went on to teach English for the East Orange School District at Clifford J. Scott High School where he received Teacher of The Year award. Dr. Pedersen then became a high school assistant principal at East Orange Campus High School. He left East Orange School District to become the principal of South Plainfield High School.
Dr. Pedersen has taught at the post-secondary level at New Jersey City University, Felician College, Hudson County Community College, Essex County Community College and Passaic County Community College. Dr. Pedersen is the author of several articles and two books focusing on education.
I am extremely happy to be a part of the Essex County Schools of Technology District Team and look forward to working with you in serving our students.
I am aware of the high expectations of the district as well as the reputation for its talented students and teaching staff. It is my intent to continue this tradition of excellence as we move forward with exciting new programs that will only serve to shine a light on the excellence found in the Essex County Schools of Technology.
As a district, we can be proud of the many accomplishments which include:
I appreciate your feedback and look forward to working with all of you as we find new and innovative initiatives for our students as we prepare them for their futures.
Dr. James M. Pedersen
Superintendent of Schools