Dear Brielle School Community, 

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my gratitude for being appointed as the interim superintendent/principal of Brielle Elementary School while the district completes a search for a new superintendent/principal.  

    During my first few days in Brielle, I quickly discovered that the Blazer community is focused on providing the best educational experience possible for each student. I have especially enjoyed meeting all the students and look forward to getting to know them. I would like to thank the teachers, support staff, front office staff, and custodial/grounds staff for a warm welcome. I would be remiss if I did not thank the administrative team, especially Mrs. Carlson, for their assistance, support, and commitment to ensuring this transition is as smooth as possible.

    I have had the good fortune to work as an assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in PreK-8 settings. I believe these experiences will allow for a smooth and productive transition during the new superintendent/principal search process. Please know that I will approach the remainder of the school year not with the mindset of a temporary superintendent/principal but as a fully committed member of the Brielle community. With this in mind, I look forward to getting to know all our students and continuing to contribute to a positive and productive school year for every child and family! 

    Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. 


    John Russo, Interim Superintendent/Principal 

    Brielle Elementary School