New Beginnings…

Dear West Milford Township Schools Community,


I hope this message finds you all enjoying some time with your families and loved ones. Our administrative team has been busy this summer interviewing for key positions and planning for the new school year. At the July 19 meeting of the Board of Education, the Board approved the hiring of key administrators.

At Upper Greenwood Lake, a committee was formed to facilitate the search for a new Principal. I am pleased to announce that the Board of Education approved Dr. Greg Matlosz as the new Upper Greenwood Lake School Principal, effective immediately. Dr. Matlosz has been serving as the Supervisor of History and Social Sciences for grades K-12 for the past three years and prior to that, he taught social studies at West Milford Township High School. Dr. Matlosz is a resident of West Milford and is looking forward to working with and serving the entire Upper Greenwood Lake School community.

The Board also approved the hiring of a new Interim Principal at Paradise Knoll. Patricia Hart will serve in this position from September 1, 2016 – December 23, 2016, until Mrs. Miller returns. Mrs. Hart is very familiar with our district, having already served two stints as Interim Principal – at Paradise Knoll and at Westbrook. Prior to that, Mrs. Hart had a very successful career as a building principal in the Kinnelon School District. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Hart back to our school community. Between now and September 1, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Hart will work collaboratively to plan for a smooth start to the school year.

Lastly, the Board of Education also approved the hiring of a new Director of Guidance at the secondary level. Heidi Cosmi-Godau, a West Milford resident comes to us from the Kinnelon Public Schools. Mrs. Cosmi-Godau has served as a guidance counselor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and is eager to work with and serve the entire West Milford Township Public Schools community.

Please join me in welcoming our three newest administrators to their new positions. If you would like to discuss this in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Alex Anemone, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools


Highlander Country…

Dear West Milford Schools Community,

I would like to begin by introducing myself as the new Superintendent of Schools here in West Milford. Although I have already met many of you at different school events over the past few weeks, I officially began on July 1. I plan on spending time over the summer months meeting with the Board of Education, administrators, teachers, and parents to determine how we can make our district better for the people we serve.

Earlier this spring, the Board of Education developed district goals for the 2016-2017 school year:

District Goal 1: Improve academic performance through design and implementation of Differentiated Instruction.

District Goal 2: Develop and implement an effective and timely communication plan.

District Goal 3: Develop respectful and sustainable partnerships through effective relationships with parents, community, students, and staff.

Lastly, don’t forget to check our website for a list of summer assignments. I look forward to a wonderful and productive year.


Alex Anemone, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools