Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Matthew Ferri

Dear New Monmouth Community,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the incoming principal of New Monmouth Elementary School. It is truly an honor to become a part of the New Monmouth family and community. Even though I have only had limited interactions with the faculty and parents thus far, I can already tell that it is a unique and special place that I am incredibly excited to become a part of.

I come to you with 15 years of experience as an educator; however I come from a family of educators, so I have been around this profession all of my life. I spent 12 years teaching social studies and pull out basic skills language arts at the middle school level. Most recently I have served as a Vice Principal at both the middle and high school levels in the Perth Amboy public school district.

This summer, I plan to spend the majority of my time working with Dr. Andl to ensure a smooth transition. I will get to know our building, our community, and familiarize myself with the unique needs of our school. I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interests of our children. With that in mind I will be calling on all of our faculty, staff, and parents to work as a singular unit so we can best serve our children.

I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to immersing myself completely in our school and in our community. I believe my main responsibility is to put our teachers in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children in the best possible position to succeed. I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Best Regards,

Matt Ferri


New Monmouth Elementary School