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Aug 08, 2022

RFH Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent

Annie McGinty, Board of Education president, and Joseph Kenney, Board of Education vice president, with Darren Groh after his appointment on Monday, March 28.

The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Board of Education is excited to announce the appointment and unanimous approval of Mr. Darren J. Groh as the next Superintendent of Schools.  

Groh is an inspiring leader and brings more than two decades of educational experience as a teacher, assistant principal, and for the past 16 years, principal of Chatham High School. He has an invaluable amount of experience which includes identifying academic areas in need of support, attracting, recruiting and retaining talent as well as overseeing multiple million-dollar construction projects.  

Annie McGinty, RFH Board president, remarked, “The board was very pleased with the quality of candidates interested in leading RFH. What separated Mr. Groh was his success in leading a highly successful leadership team for so many years and his focus on all of our kids, from the highest achieving to those in need of the greatest support.”

Groh was selected after an extensive search process which included input through a stakeholder survey and small group sessions with parents and community members, students, staff members and administrators. Throughout the process, his passion for student-centered education, commitment to excellence, and growth mindset together with a team approach made him a perfect fit for RFH. 

Groh shared, “I am looking forward to getting started. The RFH Strategic Plan truly compliments my previous experience. RFH is a great community, and I am hoping to add to its continued success.”