Mr. John Bombardier received his undergraduate bachelors degree in special education from New Jersey City University, and later received his graduate degree, with distinction, in Educational Leadership from Kean University.
Mr. Bombardier began his public education teaching career with the Red Bank Borough School District as a Special Education Teacher, teaching first and second grade at Red Bank Primary School. After serving as a classroom teacher, Mr. Bombardier was appointed as the District Literacy Coach. This position allowed Mr. Bombardier to work closely with students, teachers and administration to support the successful implementation of the Reader's and Writer's Workshop literacy framework. This position also afforded Mr. Bombardier the opportunity to attend numerous professional development workshops, establish contacts at the New Jersey Department of Education, and learn how to effectively provide ongoing and embedded professional development to teachers and administrators, with a focus on research-based literacy instruction. For a short time prior to obtaining his Master's Degree, Mr. Bombardier was appointed as the Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction for Red Bank Borough Public Schools.
In 2009, Mr. Bombardier obtained his Master's Degree in Educational Administration and assumed the role of Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for the Red Bank Borough School District. Mr. Bombardier served in this role until 2012, when he began his tenure with the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District as the K-12 Director of Instruction and Evaluation. On July 1, 2017, Mr. Bombardier was appointed as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District.
In addition to his work as a public school administrator, Mr. Bombardier serves as Co-Chair of the Monmouth County Curriculum Consortium (MC3), a non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing ideas and resources to improve teaching, learning and leadership in school districts across Monmouth and Ocean County. In his role as Co-Chair, Mr. Bombardier is responsible for coordinating monthly consortia meetings for curriculum supervisors and directors across Monmouth and Ocean county, engaging with local curriculum leaders for shared curriculum development, and developing professional learning experiences on topics relevant to K-12 education. Through the MC3 network, Mr. Bombardier works closely with representatives from the NJ Department of Education, particularly the Monmouth County Educational Specialist to support local districts in meeting state and federal mandates, providing professional development, and offering a platform for curriculum leaders to collaborate and share best practices.
Mr. Bombardier holds NJ instructional certifications in Special Education, Elementary Education, Principal, Supervisor, and Chief School Administrator.
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