Assistant Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Trisha Bogusz

    Dr. Trisha Bogusz

    2099 Pennington Road

    Ewing, New Jersey 08618

    (609) 538-9800 Ext. 1402


    Dr. Trisha Bogusz’s teaching journey is one that began when she was younger, encouraged by her family and high school teachers to pursue Elementary Education. Her enthusiasm for learning and creating connections with others is something she inherited from her parents. With their support, she attended The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) from 1991-1994 and enjoyed her first practicum placement at Antheil Elementary School! Dr. Bogusz remembers the nerves of planning that first teaching unit about stars and constellations, but also the joy when students learned the content. During school breaks, she worked for her parents at their diner and spent hours substitute teaching close to home in Sussex County.

    Dr. Bogusz started her first teaching job in 1995 with the Sparta Township Schools as a first-grade teacher. There she learned that students learn best when someone knows them as individuals. She instantly knew that knowledge about the process of learning to read would be invaluable, so she began her Master’s program at Montclair State University and earned certificates as a reading teacher and a reading specialist.

    Dr. Bogusz then moved on to teach in the West Orange Public School district as a grade two teacher and, ultimately, Mount Pleasant School’s reading specialist. Her principal at the time let her develop and deliver professional development for colleagues and her educational perspective broadened from those experiences.

    In 2001, Dr. Bogusz moved closer to central Jersey and was offered the position of literacy coach and reading interventionist for Millstone Township Schools. Working collaboratively with PK-8 teachers, Trisha provided balanced literacy training and was able to assist in improving student achievement.

    It was in 2010 that the opportunity to become a building administrator presented itself and Dr. Bogusz became assistant principal of Millstone Middle School. She worked well with other district administrators, exploring topics like personalized learning, community involvement through developing a strategic plan and valuing student voice and choice in elective offerings.

    From 2011 to 2017, a literacy-based administrator was needed to lead the Millstone Primary School (ages 3-8). Dr. Bogusz was happy to move to that seat and work with staff to introduce Responsive Classroom techniques and STEAM based projects for young learners. Her ability to communicate with families was expanded and her respect for early childhood educators grew.

    Finally, Dr. Bogusz was appointed principal of Millstone Middle School in 2017 to lead their faculty in collegial conversations about best practices and sound instructional programming. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that professional development and conversations are always based on the three Cs: solid content, strong teaching craft, and meaningful connections. For years, she articulated with the regional high school on a monthly basis to ensure the graduating 8th graders would experience a rigorous curriculum with varied options.

    Dr. Bogusz has been married to her husband, Chris, for 27 years. He currently works for Make A Wish- NJ and, together, they have two daughters, ages 19 and 22. Dr. Bogusz has over 27 years of educational experience that she is excited to bring to Ewing Public Schools in January.