Ms. Dana Chibbaro, Principal

Ms. Chibbaro is in her second year at David Brearley and has worked in education for more than 20 years. She was most recently an assistant principal at Tom’s River High School South.

Prior to working in Tom’s River, she worked as an assistant principal in Keansburg, was senior content director for Newark Public Schools, owned and operated a Goddard school and was a high school teacher and department chair at Point Pleasant Borough High School.

“As the new principal it will be my mission to motivate, inspire, and propel every member of our school family to continually excel,” Chibbaro said. “David Brearley Middle/High School is bursting with great potential to exceed expectations and produce learners and leaders who refuse to accept failure as an option. I am looking forward to getting to know every student and their families.”

“These priorities derive from the core values that drive my work as an educational leader,” Chibbaro said. “Those values are grounded in what is best for students. I believe in providing them with what they need when they need it. I hold firm to the idea that academic talent will flourish when students feel socially and emotionally safe.  Most importantly, I recognize that collaboration is key to success.  The collective wisdom of various stakeholders, supported by individual and specific contributions, is critical in moving the work forward.  To that end, I will be focusing on building relationships with staff, students, and families in order to guide our shared work with students.”