Chief Education Officer, Education Management
Steven Engravalle | Chief Education Officer | Connect on Twitter @SEngravalle
Steven Engravalle's Bio:
Steven Engravalle is an inspiring, passionate, and experienced 21st century educational leader with documented success of facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. In his work, he is dedicated to nurturing and sustaining an organizational culture, climate, and instructional program that promotes rigorous and relevant student learning and growth, as well as, ongoing professional development of all staff. Mr. Engravalle most recently served as the Superintendent of the Fort Lee Public Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and a Masters of Arts in Educational Administration from New Jersey City University. Mr. Engravalle is also "All But Dissertation" status towards his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to his term in Fort Lee, Mr. Engravalle was the Chief School Administrator of the Hamburg School District in Hamburg, New Jersey. During his tenure in Hamburg, he led a full revision of all district curricula and an update and/or enhancement to all program offerings along with the implementation of innovative technologies in the classroom and central office, which led to increased student achievement and fiscal solvency for the district. Understanding the importance of well-managed and safe schools, Mr. Engravalle also upgraded all district facilities and developed and implemented district-wide school safety policies, procedures, and practices in coordination with local, county, and state officials. Additionally, Mr. Engravalle is honored and proud to have served as the Chair of the State Technology Committee for the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA). A simple country boy, you might say a cockeyed optimist, who got himself mixed up in the high-stakes game of world diplomacy and international intrigue.
Steven Engravalle's Experience:
Superintendent of Schools at Fort Lee Public SchoolsNovember 2011 - March 2013 | Fort Lee, New Jersey
Steven Engravalle served as Superintendent and Chief Education Officer for of a Pre-K through 12 Bergen County, New Jersey school district with approximately 3,800 students, six schools, over 400 staff members, and a budget of more than $59 million. In the role, Mr. Engravalle was an ex-officio member of the Board of Education and charged with administering Board policies and all operations of the district. NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Partial List): - Increased student achievement and SAT results - Successfully passed $30,206,077 bond referendum on first attempt, after at least three failed attempts by previous administrations, making the district eligible for $9,775,611 in state reimbursement - Eliminated redundant services and decreased spending resulting in a savings of over $2 million - Revised all curricula to provide for technology integration and horizontal and vertical alignment - Directed and supervised the acquisition of over $1 million in new texts and resources district-wide to ensure each child was granted access to the same resources and materials for the first time in 29 years - Conceived and guided technological innovations including a revision to the district's out-dated technology plan; creating a paperless central administration and board of education; mandating digital staff evaluations; instituting online grading and student data management; planning for districtwide wifi; implementing Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks - Redrafted and updated district policy manual - Devised and implemented districtwide school security improvements - Favorably negotiated the reinstatement of full-time School Resource Officer at high school campus - Once again, revolutionized school security by working with MapEverywhere(R) to harness the power of their MapOS(R) point-to-point navigation software for use in schools and other public buildings - Protected and counseled the district through tumultuous times that included the tragic deaths of two high school pupils
Chair of State Technology Committee at New Jersey Association of School Administrators2010 - 2013 | Trenton, New Jersey
Mr. Engravalle is honored and proud to have served as the Chair of the State Technology Committee for the New Jersey Association of School Administrators* (NJASA). Through this position, Mr. Engravalle collaborated with the New Jersey Department of Education and all school district leaders statewide to promote technological innovations in all of New Jersey's schools that enhance pedagogical practices to develop 21st century learners and advance fiscally responsible, thorough, and efficient school district operations. As State Chair, Mr. Engravalle also had the pleasure of annually chairing NJASA's Techspo: the premiere educational technology training and exposition convention in the Northeast held each year in Atlantic City, NJ. *The NJASA is the unifying professional association of New Jersey school district leaders and Chief Education Officers. Its mission is to ensure a superior statewide system of education by influencing and effecting educational policy, regulations, and legislation as well as by maximizing the capacity and effectiveness of school leaders through professional development programs and support services.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools at Fort Lee Public SchoolsJuly 2010 - November 2011 | Fort Lee, New Jersey
As Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Engravalle supervised the day-to-day operations of a Pre-K through 12 school district with more than 3,700 students, over 400 staff members, and a budget of over $54 million. He also kept the Superintendent and the Board informed of the needs and programs of the schools, as well as, supervising all aspects of academics and curricula, staff development, board policy, technology, personnel management, legal matters, and school events, as needed. NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Partial List): - Increased student achievement every year -Redrafted and updated district policy manual - Instituted paperless teacher evaluations using Teachscape's Classroom Walkthrough via iPads - Implemented Pearson's PowerSchool SIS district-wide in four months to help teachers and administrators help students and parents more effectively
Superintendent of Schools at Hamburg School DistrictJuly 2007 - June 2010 | Hamburg, New Jersey
NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Partial List): - Chair (Sussex County), NJASA Technology Committee - Chair (Sussex County), NJASA Professional Development Committee - Coordinated first shared-service business services agreement in Sussex County - Facilitated launch and implementation of PowerSchool SIS Parent Portal - first in Sussex County - Added 21st Century classrooms to offer multi-modal learning experiences - Designed, launched, and maintained interactive district website that received over 7,000 unique visitors a month - Led composition of district-wide curricular revisions using UbD - Implemented full-day kindergarten program - Created Multiply Disabled program to bring out-of-district placements home - Enhanced community awareness, trust, and involvement through constant communication - Formulated and implemented fully transparent fiscal policies - Redrafted and updated district policy manual
Adjunct Professor of English Language and Composition at Passaic County Community College2003 - 2008 | Passaic and Wanaque, New Jersey
Mr. Engravalle taught both College English I and II, as well as Introduction to Compositional Studies at the Paterson, Passaic, and Wanaque campuses.
Principal at Hamburg School DistrictJuly 2006 - June 2007 | Hamburg. New Jersey
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Director of Testing - Affirmative Action Officer - Coordinator of the No Child Left Behind Grant - ADA Coordinator - Administrator of Student Information System (PowerSchool) NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Partial List): - Increased student achievement - Decreased non-essential expenses and increased funding for classroom activities - Designed, launched, and maintained interactive district website that received over 7,000 unique visitors a month - Lowered staff absenteeism - Created a school district brand identity - Enhanced school spirit and extracurricular program offerings for students - Promoted literacy through the creation of annual "Reading Challange" - Created and composed "Principal's Newsletter" which increased home/school/community relations - Revolutionized school security by becoming the first school district in New Jersey to allow police officers to view school district security cameras remotely from their patrol cars
Vice Principal at Franklin Borough School DistrictApril 2004 - June 2006 | Franklin Borough, New Jersey
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Director of Testing - Supervisor of Technology - Coordinator of the No Child Left Behind Federal Grant - Supervisor of the Child Study Team - Administrator of Student Information Systems - Lead Teacher of Writing - Director of Athletics NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Partial List): - Supported school-wide improvement - Promoted and bolstered home/school/community relationships - Enhanced safety, security, and school climate through the introduction of innovative programs - Imagined and actualized photo/video editing studio/student club - Conceived and constructed school-wide writing center - Rebooted student athletics awards
Teacher of Writing at Bergenfield Public SchoolsSeptember 2000 - March 2004 | Bergenfield, New Jersey
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Founding Member of the District Technology Committee - Professional Development Coordinator - Head Coach Winter Track - Head Coach Spring Track - Assistant Head Coach Football NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (Partial List): - Composed and implemented "Writing Lab 7" curriculum - Assisted in leading varsity football team to first of several winning seasons in years - Led junior varsity football team to undefeated record (2002) - Coached all-groups state champion triple jumper, state finalist shot-putter, and state finalist wheelchair racer
Vice President of Technology at Montvale Athletic League2002 - 2003
Mr. Engravalle designed and maintained a website and coordinated all technology-related information management aspects, including the implementation of online registration and fees payment, for the Montvale Athletic League, a non-profit organization.
The New Jersey Education Funding Task Force at State of New Jersey2012
Mr. Engravalle was appointed by the Governor as one of the seven representatives from the public and private sectors to serve on the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force to evaluate the effectiveness of the Free and Reduced Price School Lunch Program as a proxy for measuring "at risk" students and, more broadly, make recommendations to address areas of the school funding formula that may be subject to manipulation, fraud, or distortion, including municipal tax abatement programs, in effort to ensure that education dollars are distributed in a more equitable manner for every child in New Jersey.
Steven Engravalle's Education:
Nova Southeastern University2004 – 2006Ed.D - (ABD)
New Jersey City University2002 – 2004Master of ArtsConcentration: Educational Administration
Nova Southeastern University2001 – 2002Master of ArtsConcentration: Teaching and Learning
Ramapo College of New Jersey1996 – 2000Bachelor of ArtsConcentration: Literature
Pascack Hills High School1993 – 1996High School Diploma
Steven Engravalle's Interests & Activities:
I am interested in advising or consulting on serious, innovative projects in my areas of interest and expertise (pedagogy, school law, education policy and reform, and educational technology). I will also consider working with non-profits using innovation, particularly education policy/reform and instructional technology, to improve society and the American educational system. Generally, I prefer administrative or board-level roles when working with entrepreneurs who share my goal of improving the world, while launching successful products and businesses. I will also speak to and/or advise legislators, journalists, television reporters, venture capitalists, CEO/CFOs, or any credible person wishing to understand what is really happening in the field of education in America today. Because I am always in the middle of several projects, my time is extremely limited. Please be specific and cogent when contacting me, and note that limited-time contracts will be considered, especially if they can be handled via tele-commuting or the internet.