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Vice Principal's Message

February 15, 2023

Dear Dugan Parent(s)/Guardians(s),

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new Vice Principal of Frank J. Dugan Elementary School. Throughout my career in education, I have taught second through fifth grade.  Most recently, I’ve spent the last several years teaching 4th grade at Marlboro Elementary.

Beyond my role as an educator, I am a dedicated father and husband.  My wife Lauren and I live in Oceanport, with our two daughters, Morgan and Cailin. With every decision I make about other people’s children, I always ask myself, “What would I want for my own girls?”

The 2022-2023 school year is my 19th year in education.  My educational journey began at Marist College and my first teaching position was as a special education teacher in Hawaii.  Before coming to Marlboro, I also taught in my home state, Connecticut.  As a classroom teacher, I cherished the relationships I built with students and their families.  As I move into this new role, I look forward to building similar relationships with students and families. These strong relationships will help us foster social growth and academic success among our students.

Please know that my door is always open.  I look forward to working with all of our families and to many years of collective success.


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Mr. Justin Lavoie, Vice Principal