Longtime Kenilworth Public Schools Supervisor Retires

Longtime Kenilworth Public Schools Supervisor Retires
Posted on 12/14/2017
Longtime Kenilworth Public Schools Supervisor RetiresDecember 14, 2017 [Kenilworth, NJ] - This week, both the Board of Education and members of the Kenilworth Community celebrated a bitter sweet day for Mr. Tony Lepore, who has served as the district' s Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds since 2004.

 

The following is an excerpt from a presentation made by Dr. Thomas Tramaglini, Superintendent of Schools earlier this week:

 

Today, I am honored to be able to be here to celebrate Tony Lepore’s career as he begins what we know will be a wonderful retirement. Tony is a leader; he’s a colleague; he’s a friend.

 

Not only is he a good person who served our nation in the military, Tony has made an indelible mark on the Kenilworth Public Schools, as well as many of us. In fact, his journey to this moment has been remarkable.

 

Tony is a great example of a successful journeyman in his field. Tony worked for the Union County Regional High School at David Brearley High School as the groundskeeper until 1993. When David Brearley closed, he worked at Johnson Regional High School as Head Custodian, before returning to David Brearley when Brearley opened back up after the Regional district dissolved. In 2004, he was promoted to Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, a role which he has coveted since.

 

In 2016 Tony was appointed as the President of the New Jersey Building and Grounds Association, a very high honor for anyone in this position in the State.

 

If you look at our schools, their condition is a direct result of his work. Over the years, Tony has not only ensured that our students and staff have had an outstanding learning environment, he has been forward-thinking and made many impactful improvements in efficiency, greener technologies, resulting in the saving of uncountable taxpayer dollars. His contributions to our school community have benefitted thousands of our children.

On behalf of our Board of Education and our entire school community, I want to wish you the very best retirement.