Interim AP Announcement

December 16, 2022 

Dear HP Community,  

It is with great pleasure that we share that Ms. Colette Wise will serve as Interim  Assistant Principal of Harrington Park School from January 1, 2023 through June 30,  2023 with formal approval at the January 5, 2023 Board of Education meeting. Ms.  Wise will replace Mr. Herbert who was recently announced as Interim Principal.  

Ms. Wise has been part of the Harrington Park School District since 2015 and has  served as an elementary school teacher and Director of the Summer Escape Program.  Additional roles during her tenure as teacher include soccer and basketball coach at  the middle school level as well as participating on a number of leadership committees  over the years. Ms. Wise has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Ramapo College.  

Ms. Nitzberg shared, “Ms. Wise has an energy and drive that will only enhance the  student and staff experience each day. Ms. Wise’s thoughtful decision-making, focus  on the whole child and overall flexibility will be essential in the Interim AP role.” 

Mr. Herbert shared, “Ms. Wise has consistently demonstrated her leadership ability  both inside and outside of the classroom. I am confident Ms. Wise will bring the  passion, sound judgment, experience, and her warm-hearted personality that she is  known for, to this new role.” 

Ms. Wise shared, “I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to be HP’s Interim  Assistant Principal. My experiences as a teacher, Summer Escape Director, and coach  have prepared me for this new role. These positions have helped me make valuable  connections with our students, parents, staff, and community members. I'm looking  forward to continuing to Lead the Way as Interim Assistant Principal of our HP  family alongside Mrs. Nitzberg and Mr. Herbert.”  

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Wise!  


Jessica Nitzberg