A Message from Our


Dr. RaShawn Adams

Asbury Park Parents, Students, Staff and Community:

Welcome back to another exciting school year! As we embark on this journey together in the ever-evolving landscape of education, it is imperative that we remain steadfast in our commitment to the growth and development of our students. To do this, our district will be guided by a "Student-Centered, Process-Driven, and Outcome-Focused" approach.

Student Centered: In the Asbury Park School District, students are at the heart of everything we do. We will continue to offer a nurturing and inclusive environment that meets students where they are, and empowers them to explore their passions. Know that we will hear your child’s voices and support their dreams.

Process-Driven: To achieve excellence, we must implement a deliberate and systematic approach that seeks to continuously improve our processes. This includes everything from curriculum offerings and teaching strategies to student assessments and support services. We will embrace data-driven decision-making, which will inform our best practices, leading to an enhanced learning experience for all.

Outcome-Focused: Ultimately, our goal is to prepare our students for life. We will measure our success by not only the knowledge they acquire within our walls, but also by the skills gained and the character developed.

We can no longer wait for osmosis to spur change. We will be intentional in all we do. That intentionality is evident in the more than $14 million in school building improvements that have taken place over the summer thanks to federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. Bradley and Thurgood Marshall Elementary Schools received upgrades to their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems while the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Middle School saw upgrades to its elevator, media center and multipurpose room as well as a new boiler system and HVAC rooftop units in the cafeteria, gym, and media center. The high school received a state-of-the-art science room, improved auditorium A/V and seating, media center renovations, and heating and cooling upgrades in various key areas.

Educationally, last year we began focusing on ensuring our students could write. We witnessed tremendous growth with our early childhood students. This year, the focus on writing will continue but we are also will incorporate a math component. Throughout the year, you can expect to see us roll out various initiatives that align with our goals. These may include enhanced student support services, innovative teaching methodologies and professional development opportunities for our dedicated educators.

I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to witnessing the incredible achievements of our students in the coming months as we strive to achieve something great!

Dr. RaShawn M. Adams,
Superintendent of Schools
#StudentCentered #OutcomeFocused #ProcessDriven


Asbury Park School District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Dr. Kristie M. Howard-Morris
Telephone: 732-776-2559 Ext. 2459\
Email: [email protected]
910 Fourth Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

District Policy 5512 – Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying
NJDOE Guidance for Parents on the 
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
The NJ School Climate State Coordinator may be contacted at [email protected]

APSD's 2023-24 Administrative Team

Administrators 2023-24

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