Dr. Ross Kasun joined Lawrence Township Public Schools as the Superintendent of Schools in 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in public education, with the first five years as an elementary school teacher. Dr. Kasun's 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 of the Freehold Township School District.
Prior to coming to lead Lawrence Township, Dr. Kasun was serving his seventh year as superintendent in Freehold. 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 resides in Middletown, NJ. He earned his doctorate's degree in educational administration and supervision, with his dissertation focusing on servant leadership from Seton Hall University. Dr. Kasun holds a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.A. in elementary education from Seton Hall University, and an M.A. in administration and supervision from Rutgers University.
2565 Princeton Pike
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Office: (609) 671-5405
Fax: (609) 883-4225
Jo Ann Petrone
Updates from the Superintendent
The Lawrence School District Safe Return Plan for the 2021-2022 school year states that we will follow NJ law, CDC guidelines, NJ Department of Education and NJ Department of Health guidelines and consult with the Lawrence Health Department when making decisions about health-related concerns.
As we close out the 2020-2021 school year, I want to share my deep appreciation for your support, flexibility, and efforts during one of the most difficult years due to COVID-19. It is said that it takes a village to raise our children, and that sentiment was exponentially proven throughout this pandemic. I am proud of our school community and how we worked together to support our students and each other.
Find all updates released by Dr. Kasun regarding reentry into schools at this link.