Dr. Gerard Jellig Gets Big Merit-Based Bonus

For two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013, Rancocas Valley Superintendent Dr. Gerard Jellig received a sizeable merit-based bonus at the outset of the new New Jersey superintendent compensation program, advanced by Governor Christie.

In 2013, the Rancocas Valley Regional High School Board of Education approved a $16,537 bonus to Jerry Jellig in conjunction with four of his main goals being achieved during the 2012-2013 school year. The specific goals were all tied to student performance and school culture, and each was met or exceeded.

Board Vice President John LaPierre commended Jerry Jellig for achieving his goals an improving the school  for all students.

The year prior, Dr. Gerard Jellig received a $23,000 bonus for achieving five goals that were set out to him by the school district. These goals were related to student achievement and improvement by special education students on standardized testing.  In addition to those goals, he oversaw the construction of a new stadium that is the newest and most impressive in Burlington County, and did so without a tax increase. He also rehabbed an old gymnasium and made it state-of-the-art.

Rancocas Valley is not the only school district Jerry Jellig has had a major impact on and accomplished goals for over the years. He has left his mark on a number of schools.

While working with a national charter school network, Jerry Jellig took over a school with massive disciplinary issues including suspension rates that exceeded 1/3 of the student population, high referral rates, and chronic absenteeism.  All are in decline and suspension has very nearly disappeared from Dr. Jellig’s school.  Their achievement data is also on the rise, which Dr. Jellig credits the faculty and students for.

As superintendent of the South Brunswick School District in New Jersey, Dr. Gerard Jellig also showed how much he can manage by overhauling their goal setting protocols and helping lead another school off the “failing school” list. With 13 schools encompassing 9,000 students and 1,300 faculty and staff, Jellig managed a $150 million budget and helped the district make it through two consecutive clean audits.  They also finished massive building projects on his watch, and saw their national merit numbers increase.

Dr. Gerard Jellig is also making waves at the collegiate level. He teaches university-level courses that help empower educational leaders like him. Jerry Jellig is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching classes in the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Education Leadership. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Rowan University in New Jersey, where he teaches several master’s courses, including “School Law” and “School Leadership.”

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