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Parsippany Board of Ed Names New Superintendent

Dr. Barbara Sargent

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education announced the selection of Dr. Barbara Sargent as Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Sargent has more than thirty years years of experience in education, most recently serving as the Superintendent of Schools in Readington Township.

Prior to that, she was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Madison School District.

Dr. Sargent will officially assume responsibility for her new role commencing no earlier than July 1 but no later than August 1 dependent upon the date Dr. Sargent is released from her present contract. “Our selection process cast a wide net resulting in seven highly-qualified candidates.

We narrowed the field down to three, before unanimously selecting Dr. Sargent,” the Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education said in a statement.

“We congratulate Dr. Sargent on her appointment, and we are confident that her vast experience, deep knowledge of curriculum, management skills and love of education will both nurture and expand the quality of education throughout the district. She possesses a realistic vision, a clear sense of priorities and a strong advocacy for high expectations. We look forward to partnering with her, as we work collectively to address the challenges and to embrace the opportunities of continuing to provide the high quality of education that the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District has come to expect.”

Dr. Sargent has served many roles in public education during her career, including Superintendent of Schools in Readington for six years.

She also served as Assistant Superintendent, Principal, K-12 Language Arts Supervisor, and as middle school teacher. Dr. Sargent received a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree from Rider University in Reading/Language Arts, as well as a Doctorate from Seton Hall University in Educational Administration and Supervision.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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