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Michael Mayer - Supervisor of Athletics and Social Studies
I asked each new staff member to answer a few questions about themselves:
Can you tell us a little bit about your background?
I grew up in Paramus where I attended Paramus High School. I played basketball and football in high school. After high school, I received my bachelor's degree from Montclair State University and my master's degree in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University. For the past 12 years I have been a Social Studies teacher, head softball coach, and head boy's basketball coach for the New Milford School District.
What made you choose education as a career?
I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and there aren't many careers that offer that chance. I chose education as a career because it has given me that opportunity to help others pursue and achieve their goals. It continues to be an extremely rewarding experience every day and I am lucky I get to chase my passion day in and day out.
What appealed to you about Waldwick High School?
Waldwick has a great small community that cares about their students and their schools. From competing against Waldwick High School throughout my career, I have always found the athletes, coaches, and parents to show passion for their sports and great sportsmanship. The school has always had a tradition of academic and athletic excellence, and I feel privileged to now be a part of it.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I attended 152 straight New York Jets regular season and playoff home games over 19 years in a streak I ended last fall. It was fun while it lasted, but I couldn't watch them lose anymore.