Roger Jinks, Jr. was appointed assistant superintendent of the Jefferson Township school district at the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on October 8. Jinks is currently superintendent of the Hamburg school district and was named Sussex County’s “Superintendent of the Year” in 2016.
When asked what attracted him to Jefferson, Jinks told The Jefferson Chronicle, “My father served as executive administrator for Morris County, and just hearing the great things he had to say about the district, I saw the opening and had to jump at the opportunity. I’m in a K-8 district right now and was looking for a K-12 experience. I’m over the moon and looking forward to it.”
BOE president Jill Van Ness appeared equally eager to have Jinks aboard. “I am very excited and am looking forward to accomplishing great things,” she told The Chronicle.
The assistant superintendent position has been vacant since Jeanne Howe’s elevation to superintendent in June 2018. Jinks’s salary will be $157,500, which is less than the $173,042 included in the 2018-19 school budget passed in May. Jinks will begin his position on December 1.
Look for a follow-up story with additional BOE meeting details.