Dear Renaissance Community:

It is with great honor that I accept my new role as Principal of Renaissance Middle School. As many of you are aware, I started my career in Montclair as a Science and Art Teacher at Renaissance and have a vested interest in its success. I will be working closely with the Renaissance Middle School Task Force in the efforts to reimage the magnet. Together, our goal is to lead the creation of an exciting educational and socially meaningful experience for students.

 I return to Renaissance with 19 years of experience in the Montclair Public School District. During that time, I have served in four schools, as a teacher at Renaissance Middle School, Assistant Principal of Hillside Elementary School, Principal of Northeast Elementary School and for the past five years, Principal of Glenfield Middle School. While many of you may have already met me at a previous school in the district or at local events, I’m excited about building on those relationships and being introduced to the greater Renaissance Community. I am hoping that you will find that I pride myself in fostering success in our district.

 I know that my energy and experiences will be key to restoring your confidence in Renaissance Middle School as the perfect school for your child.

Thank you for your confidence and support as we work together for our students.

Joseph A. Putrino Jr., Ed. D.
Renaissance Middle School at Rand
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