A Message From Our Superintendent

We remain steadfast in our belief that all students can achieve at a high level and maximize their individual potential. To become a model school district, one that excels in every category, we must dedicate ourselves to educating the whole child. All of our success, including this recognition as one of the best high schools in New Jersey, is the result of the collective efforts of all of our staff Pre-K through grade 12. Our accomplishments are the fruits of our labor, the dedication of our staff, beginning at the elementary level, progressing through critical transition years in our middle school, and culminating in high school with the commitment and effort of our Verona High School staff. We have much to be proud of.

There exists a high degree of cohesiveness and collaboration between our teaching staff, administrative leadership team, highly engaged and intellectually curious students, parents, Board of Education, and community across the entire district. Strong relations are a testament to the product of rigorous and diverse curriculum, robust district goals, and aligned objectives in our district strategic plan. We are grateful for everyone’s efforts.

We continue to pave the way forward to establish a culture of learning that is purposeful and rooted in the idea that with hard work, good strategies, and perseverance, students will achieve greatness. Our work can be challenging at times, yet incredibly satisfying to know we are all fortunate to have a small part in making a difference in the lives of our children.

It takes a village to raise a child. With a highly committed school district and community we can ensure that all students become successful. When we do all of this well in a constructive and productive fashion, the results speak for themselves.

All my best,

Dr. Rui Dionisio
Superintendent of Schools

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Dr. Rui Dionisio is the Superintendent of the Verona Public Schools. Dr. Dionisio encourages community members to contact him with questions or feedback at 973-571-2029 or via email at rdionisio@veronaschools.org