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Ewing Schools Welcome New School Security Coordinators

Immediate Release

November 13, 2020 

As we make our way through the 20-21 school year, the Ewing Schools are welcoming two new School Security Coordinators to serve the students and school community.

The district has had School Security Coordinators since 2014. These individuals have a background in law enforcement, security operations and crisis management.   In the schools, they serve as quasi-educators, mentors and key members of each school’s security team, the district emergency management team and as key advisors to the district School Safety Specialists.

The current School Security Coordinators are:

Parkway Elementary School: Matthew Knight-former NJ Corrections

Lore Elementary School: Moses Knott-former NJ State Police

Ewing High School: Donald Ellison-former Prosecutors Office/Undersheriff 

This month, the Ewing Schools have welcomed two new School Security Coordinators. 

John Stemler joins Antheil Elementary School as their new School Security Coordinator. Mr. Stemler recently retired after 27 years of service with the Ewing Township Police Department, rising from patrol officer to police chief, a position he held from 2014 until his retirement earlier this year. Mr. Stemler brings his extensive experience to the Ewing Schools, which includes training at the West Point Command & Leadership Program, various F.B.I. operations seminars and being named Ewing Township Officer of the Year in 1999. A lifelong resident of Ewing, Mr. Stemler is a longtime member of the Prospect Heights Fire Company and is a past recipient of the Edward F. Ervin Firefighter of the Year Award. 

William Wolverton is joining the Fisher Middle School team as their new School Security Coordinator.  Mr. Wolverton joins the Ewing Schools after his retirement from the Ewing Police Department where he served for 25 years as a Patrol Officer and Detective.  In his tenure with the Ewing Police Department, Mr. Wolverton received various awards including the Certificate of Commendation, the Recognition Award and Exceptional Duty Award issued from the Ewing Chief of Police. 

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Stemler and Mr. Wolverton to our Ewing Schools team.” Superintendent Michael Nitti stated. “They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our school community, and will be exceptional role models and mentors to our students. They will most assuredly make our schools better, safer places for our students.”