Immediate Release: Ewing BOE Announces New Parkway Elementary School Principal
April 27, 2021
At its April 26th meeting, the Ewing Township Board of Education approved Mrs. Michelle Conway as the new principal of Parkway Elementary School.
Mrs. Conway’s selection marks the conclusion of a process that began in January, after longtime Parkway principal Nicole Harris announced her retirement. The principal position opening was advertised widely and over 60 applications were received. A principal search committee consisting of community stakeholders with expertise and relevance interviewed the top 11 candidates, with three finalists being recommended for comprehensive concluding interviews with the superintendent’s district administrative team.
Mrs. Conway will assume her duties as principal of Parkway Elementary School on July 1st.
After beginning her career as an elementary school teacher, Mrs. Conway brings over twenty years of elementary educational administrative experience to the principal position at Parkway. After starting as an assistant principal in South Brunswick, she has been with the Ewing Schools since 2003, serving as an elementary assistant principal with a strong focus on curriculum and instruction.
During her time with the district, Mrs. Conway has been involved in many endeavors and initiatives designed to promote student wellness and achievement. She has overseen the Intervention and Referral process at the elementary schools, helped revise the elementary instructional schedule, coordinated summer remediation programs, and developed community and school partnerships. Mrs. Conway has also been a leader in the district’s professional development program, focusing on many initiatives designed to promote effective elementary-level teaching and learning.
Mrs. Conway earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s of Science in Educational Administration from The College of New Jersey.
"I am excited and honored to be able to continue my service to the Ewing community as the Principal of Parkway Elementary School,” Mrs. Conway, who lives in Ewing with her husband and daughters, stated. “My interactions with the faculty and staff of Parkway have brought me privileged insights into the core beliefs and values that shape Parkway. With my goal of continuing the school’s traditions of excellence, I am also committed to exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students to provide a comprehensive elementary school experience."
“Throughout a very comprehensive and rigorous process, Mrs. Conway emerged as the strongest candidate and an excellent school leader for the Parkway community,” Superintendent Michael Nitti stated. “We are very appreciative of the efforts of Principal Harris as she heads into retirement, and truly believe that Mrs. Conway will step into the position and continue to foster a strong, positive and harmonious school culture at Parkway.”
“I offer my congratulations to Mrs. Conway,” added Board President Lisa McConnell. “We look forward to her promoting achievement and doing great things for the students of Parkway.”
Over the summer, there will be a “Meet the Principal” event to welcome Mrs. Conway to the Parkway School community. There will be both an “in-person” and virtual component to this event. As always, monitor our communication portals for updates!