Strategic Educational Advantage (SEA) is conducting a comprehensive national search for highly qualified candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Upper Saddle River Public Schools. SEA associates have extensive experience and broad educational backgrounds. Through continuing experience in school districts and university work, we are aware of current educational issues and have ongoing professional relationships with leaders in education nationwide. We are experienced and sensitive to key recruitment factors such as student demographics, changes in enrollment size, ethnicity and achievement level for all students. These factors are vital to a highly successful leadership search process. We have worked with national search consulting firms and for the past 10 years have worked independently as search and educational consultants for school districts in New Jersey and New York.


    Meet the SEA Team:

    Dr. Michael Kuchar is the Superintendent of the South Bergen Jointure Commission, a special needs district. Previously, he has served as the Superintendent of the Bergenfield Public School District for 12 years. He has also served as Bergenfield’s Director of Guidance and Testing and Bergenfield High School Principal. Dr. Kuchar also served as the High School Principal at Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, an International Baccalaureate School. Dr. Kuchar has been teaching at Seton Hall University in the Educational Leadership Program for over 15 years and has expertise in Strategic Planning, School Finance, Data Analysis, Personnel Administration, Public Relations, and Board Governance. Dr. Kuchar is currently the Past Chair of the Middle States Commission of Secondary Schools and is a Past President of NJASA. Dr. Kuchar holds a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University and in June 2021 received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Felician University for his contributions to the field of special education.

    Dr. Frank V. Auriemma retired in June 2011 as Superintendent of the Pearl River School District in New York and also worked in Greenburgh Central 7 and Mamaroneck. Pearl River was one of the first K-12 districts to win the prestigious federal Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Dr. Auriemma is an educator and presently teaches Data Analysis, Multivariate Statistics and Research Design on the doctoral level. He is a member of the NJ State Committee on Teacher Evaluation, while overseeing a state grant to utilize the Charlotte Danielson Model and incorporate student performance data into the teacher evaluation process in Bergenfield Public School District. Dr. Auriemma speaks extensively nationwide on the use of data and short cycle assessments to improve student performance and teacher evaluation using student performance data. He has been a keynote or primary speaker at major conferences in Washington D.C., Texas, New Hampshire, Alaska, California and New Mexico. Most recently, he presented at the AASA and College Board National Conferences. He has published a book and three articles on school governance, the most recent appearing in The Journal of Innovative Management. Dr. Auriemma holds a BS in Chemistry from Pace University, an MA in Chemistry Education from Lehman College (CUNY), and a PhD in Administration from Fordham University.