Cranford Public School District names Adam Tivald as the new Assistant Principal at Orange Avenue School

Mr. Steven Van Dam will be retiring from the Cranford Public School District at the end of February, after 25 years of dedicated service. We are very appreciative of Mr. Van Dam's passion and commitment in service to our school community and wish him much happiness as he starts this new and exciting chapter in his life.

Additionally, the Cranford Board of Education is pleased to announce Adam Tivald as the new Assistant Principal of Orange Avenue School. Mr. Tivald was selected after an extensive search process which included multiple interviews with the selection committee; reviews of work samples; and a very thorough reference check. 

Mr. Tivald began his career as a middle school teacher in the Old Bridge Township School District in 2008 where he teaches health and physical education. Additionally, Mr. Tivald coached high school football and boys lacrosse.  He is currently coaching middle school and high school girls basketball. For the last two years, Mr. Tivald has been serving as the department coordinator for the health and physical education department and more recently has been serving as the dean of discipline. Throughout his many roles, Adam Tivald has prioritized building relationships with students, staff, and the school community.

Mr. Tivald earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Montclair State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Georgian Court University. 

Mr. Tivald is honored to be joining the Cranford School District as the Assistant Principal of Orange Avenue School. He looks forward to partnering with the dedicated staff, parents, students, and the community to see how he can best serve the school and ensure a successful year for all students.