About the Superintendent
Prior to coming to Lawrence, Dr. Kasun was serving his seventh year as superintendent of Freehold Township School District. In 2017 he was chosen as the New Jersey Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. Students being leaders of their own learning is a cornerstone of Dr. Kasun’s vision. For his efforts to use technology to foster personalized learning, he was chosen to participate in the first cohort for the Lexington Education Leadership Award. This six-month Fellowship helped create a vision that transformed learning in his district.
This work helped Freehold to be recognized as one of the most innovative in the country and was invited to participate in the League of Innovative Schools. His article about leading a district’s journey toward personalized learning was published in District Administration in January 2017. Dr. Kasun was selected by the White House to attend the Future Ready Summit in Washington, D.C. in Nov. 2014, for his efforts to infuse technology into daily practice.
Dr. Kasun has 23 years of experience in public education, the first five as an elementary school teacher. His administrative career began as principal in South Orange-Maplewood and then principal in Milburn. He then served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in Summit and followed by superintendent in Colts Neck for three years before his appointment as superintendent in Freehold.
Dr. Kasun resides in Middletown, NJ. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision, with a dissertation focusing on servant leadership, MA in Elementary Education, and BS in Business Administration from Seton Hall University. He also obtained a MA in Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University.