Title: Educational Administrator
Company: New Jersey State Board of Education
Location: Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States
Dr. Leonard Jerome DiGiovanni, educational administrator for the New Jersey State Board of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of education management.
With several decades of experience to his credit, Dr. DiGiovanni is a proven expert in the field of education. Specializing in education management, he formerly served as an educational administrator for the New Jersey State Board of Education, holding several noteworthy positions in a number of school districts between 1980 and 1990. He originally joined the organization as a board secretary of business administration, a role he operated in from 1980 to 1985. He subsequently held the position of interim superintendent of schools between 1986 and 1987 before returning to his prior role between 1987 and 1988. Dr. DiGiovanni finally served the board as a secretary and business manager between 1989 and 1990.
Prior to joining the Board of Education, Dr. DiGiovanni operated as a principal and superintendent for several other school districts in both New Jersey and New York. Since retiring from the field of education in 1990, he has followed his passions for acting and theater. To wit, he is currently a lead actor for the City Quest Drama Club, having performed with the company for four years. In his other career-related endeavors, Dr. DiGiovanni also previously worked as a lecturer at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, St. John’s University, and Kean College. He also honorably served in the United States Army Reserve from 1951 to 1953.
Before embarking on his vocational journey, Dr. DiGiovanni pursued a formal education. He earned several degrees over the course of his collegiate career from 1950 to 1970, including a Master of Science in Education at Rutgers in 1957 and a Doctor of Education at New York University in 1970. As part of his dedication to his profession, Dr. DiGiovanni remains affiliated with several industry-related organizations, including the National Education Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the New York University Roundtable. He is also a co-founder of the Watchung Arts Council. To commemorate his accomplishments in the field, Dr. DiGiovanni has been honored with several accolades over the course of his career, including a Founders Day Award from New York University in 1970.
From a young age, Dr. DiGiovanni naturally gravitated towards a career as a teacher. Though he was initially persuaded to pursue a career as a priest, he eventually turned his focus to his true passions and sought to become an educator. In light of his accomplished career, Dr. DiGiovanni is most notably proud to have earned his doctoral degree
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