Daniel J. Ross, Esq., Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Personnel
Dan Ross currently serves as the district's Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Personnel. He was hired in November 2017 as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction overseeing the district's teaching and learning initiatives, and since that time his role has expanded to provide oversight of the departments of technology and human resources. Prior to arriving in Madison, Mr. Ross served in a variety of positions in the Piscataway School District, including mathematics teacher, teaching department chair, director of scheduling, and district supervisor.
While in Piscataway, Mr. Ross oversaw the Achievement Coaches Program (ACP), which was a train-the-trainer initiative funded by a grant through the NJ Department of Education. The ACP empowered district teachers to lead professional development modules within Piscataway and in collaboration with neighboring districts. After the success of the ACP, Mr. Ross was invited by the Department of Education to bring Madison into the NJ Teacher Leader Network, which is a collective of districts from across the state involved in expanding and systematizing teacher leadership. This focus on teacher leadership has resulted in numerous improvements in the district, including the development of a new staff evaluation model, the MPS Teaching and Learning Framework, and the introduction of instructional coaches who provide direct support to staff members.
Mr. Ross earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Rutgers College, where he hosted numerous radio shows and served as an editor of the college newspaper, and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark, where he was an editor of the Rutgers Law Review. He lives in Middlesex County with his amazing and brilliant wife and their three wonderful children, with whom he shares his deep passions for music, food, and travel.