Dr. Elford Rawls-Dill is a life-long learner. Over the last 17 years, Dr. Rawls-Dill has devoted his life to teaching, mentoring, coaching, and leading both students and staff in the New Jersey private and public school sector. Dr. Rawls-Dill has successfully led the charge to increase student achievement at the school and district level as a school administrator. In addition, as a school principal and district administrator, he has worked to formalize curriculum implementation with a high level of fidelity. During his school administrative tenure, he has successfully led student-centered educational reforms replete with rigorous academic standards and relevant 21st Century learning models designed to enhance the learning experiences for all students. In addition to curriculum design, Dr. Rawls-Dill has also led school and district-wide efforts to develop formative and summative assessment protocols designed to assess the written and taught curricula in the core content areas of language arts and mathematics.
Before being named as Director of Curriculum 6-12 at Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, Dr. Rawls-Dill served as a principal at Long Branch Public Schools, The Titusville Academy, and as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Asbury Park Public Schools. In each of his leadership roles, Dr. Rawls-Dill has fostered an environment conducive to social and emotional growth, innovative exploration, and academic excellence.
In addition to school leadership and curriculum development, some of Dr. Rawls-Dill’s research interests include:
- Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
- Mentor/Mentee relationships for at-risk students
- Game-Based Learning
- Literacy Development
Dr. Rawls-Dill earned his PhD in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona. He also earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
Dr. Rawls-Dill resides in Tinton Falls, New Jersey with his wife, Tiffany, daughter, Laila, and son, Elford Rawls-Dill, Jr.