About Our Superintendent
Mark Schwarz was appointed Superintendent of Madison Public Schools in May of 2017. As the Chief School Administrator, Mr. Schwarz is responsible for all aspects of school and district operations, including the delivery of instruction to approximately 2,600 students across Madison’s five public schools. He leads a vibrant senior leadership team in support of our excellent principals, faculty and support staff in their great mission to inspire and challenge all students to be lifelong learners. Since his official start in August of 2017, Mr. Schwarz has strived to provide clarity regarding the state of our schools and to set the district on a course of continuous improvement on behalf of students.
Prior to arriving in Madison, Mr. Schwarz served the Rockaway Borough School District in the roles of Superintendent, Middle School Principal, Vice Principal, and District Curriculum Coordinator. While there, Mr. Schwarz led the Thomas Jefferson Middle School staff and students as they earned recognition from the New Jersey Department of Education for exiting “Focus School” status by substantially closing the achievement gap.
Mr. Schwarz began his career in education as a Social Studies Teacher at Jefferson Township High School. During his years in the classroom, he taught history and current issues, started the JTHS Boys and Girls Volleyball Teams as their first Head Coach, served as yearbook advisor, and provided tutoring for students in all subjects.
In preparation for his career as an educational leader, Mr. Schwarz earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University where he is currently a Doctoral student. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he was a captain of the school’s NCAA Men’s Volleyball Team and was recognized as Ramapo College’s Scholar-Athlete of Year in 2002.
Mr. Schwarz resides in the Lake Mohawk community of Sparta, NJ, with his wife and fellow educator, Sharon, and their two sons. With a shared passion for travel, music, food and physical activity, the Schwarz family loves spending time together and attending Madison community events whenever possible.