William J. Setaro

William J. Setaro

Advisory Council-Education

Background Summary

Exceptional leadership skills
Child advocate
Effective communication skills
Thirty years successful administrative experience: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, K-5 Principal, 3-8 Principal, 6-8 Assistant Principal
Comprehensive school management skills: personnel, negotiations, evaluations, curriculum, budget, staff development, support services


Ed.D. Nova South Eastern University, 1993

M.A. Seton Hall University, 1973

Newark State College, 1972

B.S. Seton Hall University, 1970


Elementary Teacher (NJ) Principal (NJ)

Secondary Teacher Math (NJ) Supervisor (NJ)

Secondary English Teacher (NJ) Administrator (NJ)

Professional Experience

Superintendent, Freehold Township Public Schools, PreK-8, 4,600 students, $60,000,000 budget, Freehold, NJ, July 2006- June 30, 2011 retired

Superintendent, Millstone Township Public Schools, PreK-8, 1,600 students, $20,000,000 budget, Clarksburg, NJ, January 2000-2006

Assistant Superintendent, Freehold Township Public Schools, K-8, 3,700 students, $30,000,000 budget, Freehold Township, NJ, January 1994-January 2000

Principal, Perry L. Drew School, K-5, 520 Students, East Windsor, NJ 1990-1993

Principal, Melvin H. Kreps School, 3-8, 1,050 Students, East Windsor, NJ, 1986-1990

Assistant Principal, Melvin H. Kreps School, 6-8, East Windsor, NJ 1981-1986

Unit Leader, Grace N. Rogers School, 6-8, East Windsor, NJ 1979-1981

Math Content Specialist, Melvin H. Kreps School, 6-8, East Windsor, NJ, 1978-1979

Teacher, Red Bank Primary School, Third Grade, Red Bank, NJ, 1973-1978

Teacher, Manalapan High School, Math, Manalapan, NJ, 1971-1972

Teacher, Red Bank Regional High School, Math, Red Bank, NJ, 1970-1971

Professional Achievements

Designed Middle School Curriculum

Middle School Consultant for: West Orange, Bloomfield, Rumson, Pennsbury

Designed and Implemented Special Education Resource Room Program

Transformed Junior High Program to Middle School Improving: Community Image, School Spirit, Staff Morale

Presented Workshops on: Assertive Discipline, Gifted and Talented, Teacher Decision Making Model, Special Education Collaborative Consultation Model

Chairmen District Committees for: Staff Development, Attendance Area and Facilities Usage

Implemented DARE and KIKS Programs

A+ for Kids Award for: Brown Bag Forum, Global Café

Increased Parent Involvement: Sundae Bingo, PTA, Parenting Program, Parent and Community Volunteers

Developed Partnership with: Local and Sate Agencies, Private Business, Corporations

Implemented Building Based Staff Development Program

Developed a Board Recognition Program

Established District Committees to Examine Programs Involving Staff, Administration, and Parents

Passed $26,000,000 Referendum for Building Additions and Technology

Provided Computer Training for Senior Citizens

Co-Chaired state sponsored regionalization feasibility committee for Allentown, Millstone, Roosevelt, and Upper Freehold New Jersey School Districts.

Passed $34,000,000 Referendum for Building a New Middle School with a Performing Arts Center.

Developed District Technology Vision

Established Education Foundation which raised $100,000 yearly

Involved a Hundred Community Members in a Strategic Planning Process

Professional Associations

New Jersey Schoolmasters

New Jersey Association of School Administrators

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

American Association of School Administrators

Community Service

Tinton Falls Recreation: Little League, Basketball

Monmouth Falcons Pop Warner Football

Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department

Red Bank Jaycees

Freehold Evening Optimist Club

Co-Chaired CentraState Hospital Community Advisory Council

Chaired CentraState Hospital Strategic Planning Committee

Chaired Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee of CentraState Hospital

Chaired Joint Conference Committee of CentraState Hospital

Secretary-Treasurer of CentraState Hospital System Board of Trustees

Vice Chair of CentraState Hospital System Board of Trustees

Chairman of CentraState Hospital System Board of Trustees

Member of Board of Directors of the New Jersey Council for Economic Education