Ridgefield Park finds superintendent within district
Angela Bender, a longtime principal in the village school district, will be the next superintendent of schools.
The village Board of Education voted Wednesday to appoint Bender, who has served as acting superintendent since interim Superintendent Mark Hayes left the K-12 district in late August. She will make an annual salary of $174,689 under a contract that runs through June 30, 2023.
“I’m going to continue to raise the bar for our students here,” she said. “I’m here to support the teachers. We all have the same drive: to make sure the children who come into our classrooms leave in June in a much better place.”