By KAITLYN LAVENDER – TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como
Published August 23, 2022 at 8:27 PM
BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar Elementary School prepares to begin the new school year on Wednesday, September 7th, Belmar Elementary’s Superintendent, Jimmy Alvarez is starting his first full year on the job with a focus on safety and students first. Alverez started at Belmar Elementary in January of 2022, replacing former Superintendent, David Hallman. Hallman retired at the end of 2021, after serving as Superintendent of Belmar Elementary for ten years.
“In the last six months, I have been able to meet with and get to know the Belmar Elementary School community and what they want for their school through our new strategic plan,” said Alverez. “We have several facilities upgrades including new lockers on the top floor and the completion of new floors on our lowest floor. We are excited to open up the new playground to the students this fall, having resurfaced it, making it safer for our youngest students.”
Alverez credits the faculty and Nurse Black for helping to keep the school open throughout the pandemic, and is looking forward to bringing instructional and educational initiatives to Belmar Elementary, which are being supported by the strategic plan.
“My first priority is the safety and well-being of our kids here in Belmar. We continue to work with Chief Scott and the Belmar Police Department to ensure that is at the top of our priority list,” said Alverez. “After that, many of the new initiatives will mostly be centered around academic achievement, community engagement, and a sense of pride in being a Belmar Eagle. The future is bright in Belmar and we look for all the opportunities to come.”
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