Academic History/Teaching Experience: Mr. D’Elia is a graduate of Belleville High School where he participated in various academic and athletic activities. Mr. D’Elia received a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Peter’s College where he was also awarded acceptance into Psi Chi, The National Honor Society for Psychology. Mr. D’Elia later attended William Paterson University to earn his teaching certifications in Psychology and Elementary Education (K-8). While serving as a Middle School Math, Science, and Social Studies Teacher in West Orange, Mr. D’Elia attended Kean University to obtain his certification in Special Education, and later his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. While at Kean University, Mr. D’Elia was awarded acceptance in to Alpha Epsilon Lambda, The National Graduate School Honor Society. Mr. D'Elia proudly taught special education students in the West Orange School District where he also coached Wresting and Spring Track and Field. Mr. D'Elia has also had the opportunity to teach elementary students, grades 3-6, and has served in the capacity as a High School Science Teacher (Special Education).
Currently, Mr. D’Elia holds the following educational certifications: Teacher of Psychology; Teacher of Students with Disabilities; Elementary School Teacher (K-8); Supervisor; Principal; and School Administrator (CE).
Administrative Roles: Mr. D’Elia has previously served the Belleville Public Schools as both the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Athletics/ Physical Education. Mr. D'Elia has delivered lecture presentations on various topics including: Cloud-Based Curriculum; Digital Curriculum, Unlocking your All-In-One Classroom; and a hiring symposium at Montclair State University: What we expect from our potential Coaches and Teachers. As Athletic Director, Mr. D’Elia was active in both the Super Essex Conference and the Essex County Athletic Director’s Association. Mr. D’Elia also was the Co-Director of the Essex County Tournament for Softball. Along with his previous Conference obligations for various sports, Mr. D’Elia also sat on the Super Essex Conference Appeals and Controversies Committee.
Mr. D'Elia's administrative experience also includes interim/acting positions as elementary principal and high school assistant principal.
Continuing Education: Mr. D'Elia is a participant in Harvard Graduate School of Education's Leadership Institute for Superintendents and District Leaders. Recently, Mr. D'Elia has been named as a "Leadership Associate" at Montclair State University's Network for Educational Renewal. Mr. D'Elia is also enrolled in Montclair State University's Doctoral Program and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Teacher Education,Teacher Development.
Personal Interests: Mr. D’Elia has a deep understanding and appreciation for academics and recognizes the critical roll educators play in society. Mr. D’Elia sees his current position as Director of Operations/Chief Talent Officer at Belleville as an opportunity to give back to a community that has given him so many fond memories, positive experiences, and educational advantages. When he is not at work, Mr. D’Elia enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, beautiful daughters, and two bulldogs.
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