GLOUCESTER CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION
By William E. Cleary
Dr. Mary Stansky, Gloucester City School Superintendent, has given notice to the City Board of Education she will be resigning within the next year as head of the 2000 student school district.
During her nine years as superintendent she over saw the construction of Cold Springs Early Development Center along with the building of a $30 million media room and gymnasium at the high school. Stansky’s is leaving a position that paid her an annual salary of $162,000, plus benefits.During her tenure the student test scores increased dramatically in the Proficient and Advance Proficient categories.
Dr. Stansky was instrumental in requesting the state to fund a $41 million middle school for Gloucester City. That project,which resulted in 70 homes being demolished in a five block area between Market Street and Jersey Avenue, is still in limbo. The primary reason is because the State School construction program was mismanged and has no funds left.
Stansky came to Gloucester City in 1997 following a four-year stint as director of curriculum and instruction for the Lower Camden County Regional High School District 1 in Atco. Previously she was an assistant principal in Haddon Heights, N.J. Stansky also was a principal and music director.