Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto, a GOP candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder, was the surprise keynote speaker at the annual convocation of the Secaucus School District teachers earlier this month.
Impreveduto was an educator in the school system from 1975 through 2010, serving as a English teacher and principal. Interim Superintendent Kenneth Knops told MMM that he was looking for “a giant” who had contributed the development of the district when preparing the convocation. “If I can see further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants,” Knops said, quoting Sir Isaac Newton. ” ‘Mr. Impreveduto’ kept coming up when I asked long time members of the staff and faculty whose shoulders they were standing on,” Knops said.
“Always remember that in everything you do, you are continuously making an impact on impressionable students,” Impreveduto said to the approximately 250 assembled teachers as he reminded them of the crucial role they play as not only teachers, but as role models and guiding lights in the lives of their students.
All district employees in attendance gave Impreveduto a standing ovation at the conclusion of his motivational address.
Since 2011, Impreveduto has been the Associate Director of the Middle States Association of Colleges Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). He is responsible for the accreditation of approximately 500 public, private, charter and parochial schools. He has been endorsed for Freeholder by the Monmouth County Education Association.