• Ross Kasun, Ed.D.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.

Contact Information

Office of the Superintendent | Lawrence Township Public Schools


Updates from the Superintendent

  • June 17, 2022 — Sad News at Lawrence High School

    As a district, we are doing everything we can to support all students. We know this event will have a profound effect on everyone who knew this young man, but we also know that every student in Lawrence will be touched in some way by this news.

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  • May 24, 2022 — Regarding Tragedy in Texas

    There are no words to describe the horrific tragedy that occurred in Uvalde, TX today. This hits home to our entire school community and every parent who sends their child to school each day. We expect our kids to be safe, and we rely on the safety protocols that are in place to ensure that kids are in the safest possible environment.

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  • December 8, 2021 — LHS Incident

    Read a letter from Dr. Kasun to inform the community about an incident that occurred at Lawrence High School and how it was handled by district staff and the Lawrence Township Police Department.

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  • June 30, 2021 — Mask Wearing

    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.

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