The Edgemont School Board has announced the appointment of Victoria Kniewel as the new Superintendent of Schools, replacing Nancy Taddiken who will step down at the end of the school year. Good luck and best wishes to both! The town hopes that we will be able to continue to have a great relationship with the school district. We will do what we can to make the new Superintendent feel welcome.
VICTORIA KNIEWEL, EdD, serves as superintendent of schools for the West Windsor-
Plainsboro Regional School District; she assumed this position on September 1, 2007.
She joined WW-P Regional School District in August 2004, as assistant superintendent
for Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Kniewel has a Doctor of Education degree in
Executive Leadership from Fordham University; a master’s degree in Learning
Disabilities from Montclair State University; a master’s degree in Administration, Policy,
and Urban Education from Fordham University; and a bachelor’s degree in Special
Education/Elementary Education from William Paterson University. After teaching for 17
years, Dr. Kniewel served as principal of Orchard Elementary School in the Ridgewood
Public School District, assistant superintendent and principal for the Ho-Ho-Kus Public
School District, and assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Personnel for the North
Salem Central School District North Salem, New York.
In addition to her responsibilities as superintendent, Dr. Kniewel is a member of the
New Jersey Network of Superintendents, Suburban School Superintendents, and Mercer
County Instructional Leaders, and serves on the ETS Superintendents Advisory Council.
Dr. Kniewel has participated in various educational leadership programs: Penn Center
for Education Leadership; The Harvard Institute for School Leadership; Cornell University
Labor Relations; the Tri-State Consortium, Princeton Principals’ Academy, University of
Connecticut School-wide Enrichment Model, and Gallup Teacher Perceiver and
Leadership Identification Model. As a facilitator for America Speaks, Dr. Kniewel led
constituent discussions to rebuild lower Manhattan following September 11, 2001. She
has been a presenter at numerous conferences on the topic of “Leading a Learning
Organization,” including Fordham University Graduate School of Education and
Southern Westchester BOCES Tri-County Leadership Initiative. Dr. Kniewel has served as
a contributing author for Schools That Learn. She has been involved in Leadership for
Collective Intelligence as part of a cohort at Dialogos, focusing on the leadership tools of
dialogue and organizational learning.