No Barriers

Providing Guidance with Dr. Michael Kuchar

Episode Summary

As part of our new mini-series highlighting Educators, our hosts speak with Superintendent, Dr. Michael Kuchar, about his approach to education - especially in light of COVID-19.

Episode Notes

Dr. Michael Kuchar is the Superintendent of the South Bergen Jointure Commission, a New Jersey public school district whose mission is to dramatically increase the independence of individuals with extraordinary challenges.

With a combined twenty-five years of experience as a school district administrator, Dr. Kuchar has served as the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Bergenfield School District; the Superintendent of the Bergenfield Public School District for 11 years; the Bergenfield High School Principal; Bergenfield Director of Guidance/Testing; and the High School Principal at Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, an International Baccalaureate School. He was an associate professor of education at Seton Hall University in the doctoral program of Education, Leadership, Management, and Policy and still serves as a doctoral mentor/lecturer. 

He is the immediate past-president of the New Jersey Association of Superintendents (NJASA) and the Chair of the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools. In 2017, the College Board recognized his commitment to education with the Bernard P. Ireland Recognition Award. And in 2020, the NJASA recognized his administrative achievements with the 2020 Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Kuchar holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University, an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. from Seton Hall University.


Learn more about SBJC

The SBJC Restart & Recovery Plan