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Principal Eliseo Aleman


Eliseo Aleman

Mr. Eliseo Aleman, a graduate of New Jersey City University, holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, and two Masters degrees: one in Special Education and one in Urban Education. Mr. Aleman was a teacher in Union Hill High School, and Emerson High School. He later served as Assistant Principal in Emerson High School and then as Assistant Principal in Jose Marti Freshman Academy. Mr. Aleman now proudly serves as Principal of Thomas A. Edison Elementary School. Mr. Aleman is a strong advocate for Special Education students and believes that all students can achieve success through the support of dynamic teachers. 

assistant principal katie kirby

201-348-5983 ext. 1824

My name is Katie Kirby and I am the Assistant Principal here at Thomas A. Edison Elementary School.  Throughout my 12 year career as an educator in Union City, I have had the pleasure of teaching at all levels, Elementary, Middle School and High School.  I feel that my combined experiences have prepared me for my recent endeavor here at Edison School. 

In addition, I feel my college experiences have also prepared me to be the best leader I can be.  I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Marist College, a M. S. in Educational Technology from Ramapo College, and most recently a M. A. in Educational Leadership from NJCU.  I am able to take the skills I learned and apply them to every day situations, whether is working with a parent, helping integrate technology effectively into a classroom or problem solving. 

I am excited to be working with such wonderful faculty and staff at Edison School.  I feel we are all working towards the same goal.  A wise mentor of mine once told me “If you make your decisions based on the best interest of the students you can never go wrong”.  It is this mantra that helps guide me in all my decisions.  

supervisors j. calabrese
201-348-5983 ext.1623
early childhood supervisor m spencer
201-348-5983 ext. 1514