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Principal Welcome Letter

Dear Lloyd Road Elementary School Community,


It is with great honor and enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the new principal of Lloyd Road Elementary School. The 2023-2024 school year marks the start of my 12th year as an administrator with the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and my 20th year in education. During my time here in Matawan-Aberdeen, I have served in various capacities including Director of Instruction and Evaluation, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and Director of Data, Assessment, and Accountability.    Through these roles, I’ve had the opportunity to establish positive relationships with many of the incredibly dedicated and talented staff at Lloyd Road Elementary School. 


Before becoming a school administrator, I started my teaching career in the Red Bank Borough School District, serving as a special education teacher, literacy coach, and Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, for nearly four years, I served as Co-Chair of the Monmouth Curriculum Consortium (MC3), a non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing ideas and resources to improve learning and leadership in local school districts and I currently serve on the Matawan Public Library Board of Trustees. I am eager to bring the knowledge and experience that I have gained to support the students, staff, and families of Lloyd Road Elementary School.


I am committed to supporting the implementation of our district’s vision to ensure all students become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers who achieve success as valuable and contributing members of society. I look forward to meeting with parents, students, and staff throughout the upcoming school year as we work together to achieve our district’s mission of fostering safe and equitable learning environments that celebrate our diverse learners and provide the necessary resources and support to ensure their continued success. 


As you embark on summer vacation, please “save the date” for our Lloyd Road Elementary School New Student Orientation which will take place on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Please click here for the save-the-date flyer and the RSVP sign-up link. Additionally, please continue to check out our Lloyd Road School website for up-to-date information and reminders as we prepare for the start of school in September.  


I am incredibly eager to get to know each member of the Lloyd Road school community. Please know that my door is always open and I welcome your feedback as we prepare for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Should you have any questions or wish to speak with me for any reason, please email me at or call the office at 7321-705-5700 to schedule a time to meet or speak together. 


I wish you and your family a relaxing, safe, and fun-filled summer vacation and look forward to seeing everyone in September.



John Bombardier, Ed.D.