Meet New Middle School Division Head Anastasia Kelly

Gretchen Lee

Saddle River Day School is thrilled to announce that current Director of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Anastasia Kelly will become the Head of the Middle School beginning in the Fall of 2022.

Ms. Kelly holds a Master of Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Biological Science from Mount Holyoke College. She has served as the SRDS Science Department Chair and taught Engineering courses with a strong background in STEM and Instructional Technology. She has also served as the President for the Children’s School of Science Board and on numerous board committees in her previous schools including Long-Range Planning as well as Database/Website and Academic Programs. She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and is an active participant with the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS). In addition, Stasia has been involved in numerous extra curricular activities at SRDS such as coaching the women's Varsity volleyball team, instructed the spring and summer break STEM programs, is a member of the SRDS innovation team and has directed the Middle School after school athletic clubs.

Stasia is excited for this opportunity and says:

As a twenty year educator I am extremely excited for the opportunity to head the Middle School at SRDS next year. Over the past several years I have met and gotten to know many of you as a Science teacher, a Business course teacher, the Director of the CIE, and most recently, the Director of Teaching and Learning. In my new role as the Middle School Head I hope to get to know and to work with many more of you. I believe that as educators it is our goal to contribute to the emotional and academic success of EACH student. We accomplish this by learning, engaging, modeling and evolving, and offering opportunities for our students to do the same. I am looking forward with great anticipation to working, growing and learning with the SRDS Administration, Middle School faculty, students and parents next year and I am confident that I can use my knowledge and experience to enhance our already fantastic programs and courses and to ensure the academic and social-emotional success of each and every one of our Middle School students. I'm grateful for your support.

With enthusiasm and gratitude,
Anastasia Kelly