Kyle Schimpf

Education Leadership
  • Research Interests
    I am researching changes to parent expectations in middle school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Middle school and school climate/culture are two areas of interest for me professionally and as a researcher.
  • Biography

    Proud Principal of Community Middle School where I served as 6th Grade Ancient History Teacher for 5 years and then served as Assistant Principal for 6 years. Entering my third year as Principal, I am as proud as ever of our CMS Panthers!

    Hobbies: I am a sports fanatic, and a fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and NY Knicks. I am a weather enthusiast who loves tracking winter storms for the NJ area. My wife Dani and I live in Manasquan, NJ with our daughter Ruby, and we love being at the beach. I enjoy golfing any chance I get, and play 2 seasons of Men’s League Softball.

    Home life: My wife Dani and I were high school sweethearts who meet in 2001. We were married in 2015, and we have a daughter Ruby who turned 2 in July 2022.

  • Why the GSE?

    I wanted to seek my doctoral degree at a state school nearby my school (Plainsboro), and Rutgers GSE had a wonderful reputation. It’s been a great experience, so far!

    Being in the program has broadened the context within which I work. I am much more well read in many more areas related to educating children, better networked to other public school administrators, and have personally grown as a leader throughout. I look forward to continuing to find ways within my role as principal or beyond to affect positive changes in our schools.

  • Favorite Memory at the GSE

    I liked the camaraderie our 2018 cohort had throughout coursework, especially when we all got to (and through) quals, and still has as we navigate the dissertation.

  • Advice for Incoming Students

    Do the reading. Stay organized. Stay connected to areas you are passionate in. Ask questions and seek out support. You can do it!

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