Human Resources

Ojetta C. Townes, Manager of Human Resources   

Welcome to the Human Resources page of the Ridgewood Public Schools website!  Ridgewood is one of the finest school districts in New Jersey and the nation.  We have a long history of excellence that sets our district apart from most others, and we work hard every day to maintain that tradition.
Ridgewood’s rigorous recruitment process, coupled with our strong support for professional growth, allows us to attract and develop an exceptional staff of teachers, specialists, and administrators. Our employees receive compensation packages that are among the most generous in the state; and we work in a community that is deeply committed to our goal of preparing intelligent, well-rounded young adults for fulfilling successful lives.
If your passion is to help children learn how to pursue their dreams, and you understand that our complex society demands excellence, then we invite you to bring your talents to Ridgewood!   

2019-2020 Teacher and Educational Services Professional Recognition Program

Good Afternoon,

The time has come to nominate Teachers and Educational Services Professionals for the 2019-2020 school year.  It is a wonderful opportunity for staff, parents and students to honor and recognize our fine educators.

The Teacher Recognition Committee is accepting nominations through March 20, 2020.

The Teacher Recognition ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Education Center, located at 49 Cottage Place.  

Award recipients will also be honored at the Bergen County Education Recognition Luncheon sponsored by the Bergen County Association of School Administrators and the Bergen County Education Association.

Please review the attached letter for guidelines and procedures.  Nomination forms are also attached.  These documents can also be found on the district website.

Please send the completed nomination forms to:

Ridgewood Teacher Recognition Committee

c/o Human Resources

Education Center

49 Cottage Place

Ridgewood, NJ  07450

or email at

 Nominations must be received by Wednesday, March 20, 2020.  

Links to letter and forms are below

Teacher Recognition Letter
Teacher Nomination Form
ESP Nomination Form

Job Fair Announcement

The BCASA Fourth Annual Job Fair, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Department Contacts

Ojetta C. Townes, Manager of Human Resources
201-670-2700 x10504

Cynthia Delaney, Administrative Assistant
201-670-2700 x10540

Donna Gathright, Administrative Assistant
201-670-2700 x10542

Useful Websites:

Teacher/Specialist/Administrator Certification

e. N.J.A.S.A. Mentors for New School Administrators 

 Teacher/Specialist/Administrator Professional Development
 Teacher/Specialist/Administrator State Associations
 Other Professional Resources

Health Insurance & Retirement