Dr. McGann proudly serves as the Superintendent of the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District and is honored to be Hunterdon County's Superintendent of the Year for 2023. Dr. McGann seeks to lead the district to close achievement gaps and push student proficiency to new heights. As stated by Dr. McGann, “We must work for every student, every day, at every opportunity and we must be united in both our focus and in our determination. Unity is essential to reaching our goals.”
For 32 years, Dr. McGann worked in education in Florida and in New Jersey. Prior to working in New Jersey, she taught for three years in Escambia County School District at Edgewater Elementary School in Pensacola, Florida, where she was named Teacher of the Year. In New Jersey, she was an elementary teacher, supervisor of curriculum, and director of curriculum and named Teacher of the Year while serving in Montgomery Township Schools. Over the course of 15 years, Dr. McGann taught multiple grades including Pre-K through Grade 5. She has been honored with multiple awards for education both in the State of New Jersey and Florida. As a curriculum director, Dr. McGann was responsible for leading the education of 3,000 students from Grades K-12.
Dr. McGann is an alumnus of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education. She later earned a Master’s degree in business management from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. After moving to New Jersey with her husband, she went on to complete her supervisor’s and principal’s certification from The College of New Jersey and later earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Rider University where she published her dissertation on creating access and opportunities in STEM to lead to positive STEM identity in female students.
In leading the school district, Dr. McGann’s goals include fostering the social, emotional, and academic growth for every student. As stated by Dr. McGann, "Students need opportunities to successfully learn in a safe, positive, and supportive environment with every student graduating, and every student becoming a helpful, productive citizen."
As a National STEM leader, she works to ensure that all students have access to high-quality STEM opportunities. She is passionate about working with partners to develop ideas and strategies to support youth to access pathways to further science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and careers for her district and the state of New Jersey. She has a passion for helping students graduate with STEM knowledge, skills, and applied learning capabilities necessary for success in STEM college education and careers. Dr. McGann works in collaboration with many partners to focus on building broad, deep, and innovative pathways for students to access high-impact STEM careers.
The Flemington-Raritan Regional Public Schools is an organization that educates 3,100 students, PreK-Grade 8. The district has six schools with over 300 faculty and staff members. As Superintendent of Schools it is Dr. McGann's mission is to prepare students for college and/or career while valuing every child, every day, at every opportunity.