New Assistant Principal named at Bridgewater-Raritan High School

New Assistant Principal named at Bridgewater-Raritan High School

An experienced educator was appointed to become an Assistant Principal at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.


Tracee Jean-Philippe Cobbs was named as the Assistant Principal at the high school by the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District Board of Education during its regular public meeting on Tuesday, May 28, at the Wade Administration Building.


Ms. Cobbs will join Adam Leaman, Priscilla Aniegbuna, and Damian Storey as the Assistant Principals under Principal  Dan Hemberger at Bridgewater-Raritan High School this coming school year. Principal Hemberger was in attendance at the Board of Education meeting on May 28.

Ms. Cobbs comes to Bridgewater-Raritan High School after serving the past year and a half in the Asbury Park School District. She served as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for the school district in Monmouth County, which has an enrollment of 1,400 students across four schools.


While at Asbury Park, she directed the English as a Second Language (ESL), World Language, Dual Enrollment, Social Studies and Cosmetology programs.

Her accomplishments included the renewal of the Seal Biliteracy Program, the expansion of Dual Enrollment offerings, and the renewal of Extended-Day and Summer Enrichment programming for MLLS. She also was instrumental in expanding partnerships with universities and community organizations.


Previously, she served four and a half years at North Plainfield High School as an ESL Teacher, ELL Facilitator, High School Summer School Facilitator, Equity Committee Chairperson, ELL Grading Task Force Leader, and Curriculum Writer.


She also worked in the Newark Public Schools for three and half years, where she taught ESL and was a yearbook advisor. Her teaching career began at St. Dominic Academy in Jersey City when she worked as a Social Studies Teacher for one year and served as the school’s yearbook advisor.


She is anxious to take on her new role and to build relationships with students. 


 "I feel privileged to champion for the Bridgewater-Raritan High School community,” Ms. Cobbs said. “I am committed to building and sustaining a positive climate and culture for our staff and students while helping them reach their highest potential.”

Ms. Cobbs, who holds a Master's Degree from Fordham University, lives in Westfield with her husband and six-year-old daughter.


In other business during the Board of Education meeting, an update on the District Goals was presented by Superintendent Bob Beers, Karen Jones, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Annemarie Mattia, the Director of Elementary Education, and Jason Mauriello, the Director of 21st Century Learning and Data Analysis.

They reported on the highlights at the High School, the Middle School, the two Intermediate Schools, and the seven Primary Schools in the school district. They also discussed what appears to be a promising future ahead.