Brick School District Announces Promotions, Losses

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  BRICK – During the final Board of Education meeting of this school year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Farrell expressed his condolences to Bill Bruno’s family, friends and colleagues after he died on June 19. For 12 years. Bruno, 68, served as the former Athletic Director for the school district and recently retired as the NJSIAA Director.

  “Bill was truly a great man who made a positive impact on so many throughout his career in education,” Dr. Farrell said. “He was kind, and always took time to help others.”

  In other news, Director of Human Resources Sean Cranston resigned to take another job. Dr. Farrell recalled Cranston helping the new superintendent get up to speed during his first days in the district.

  “His professionalism, work ethic, and attention to detail with regard to the Human Resources Department will be missed,” Dr. Farrell said.


  Cranston was a long-time math teacher before being hired in the Brick district as a math supervisor. He has served as the district’s director of human resources since 2017. His resignation takes effect on August 2, 2021, and resulted in several changes in the district.

  In what Board of Education President Stephanie Wohlrab called a “moving domino effect” resulting from Cranston’s resignation, Brick Township Principal William Kleissler was named as the new Director of Human Resources with a salary of $172,000.

  Dr. Farrell read a statement prepared by Kleissler, who said that during his 25 years in the district, he has witnessed many changes in the Human Resources Department, most notably under the direction of Sean Cranston.

  “I assure you that I will continue to work diligently to support our district employees, our district initiatives, and the vision of the superintendent and the discretion of the Board of Education,” Kleissler wrote.

  Principal of Emma Havens Young Elementary School, David Kasyan, will be taking the reins as Principal of Brick Township High School with a salary of $153,957.

Superintendent Dr. Thomas Farrell (Screenshot by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

  Assistant Principal of Brick Memorial High School, Meredith Hudson, was named as the new Principal of Emma Havens Young Elementary School. She will be paid $126,225.

  Michael Cintron will change his employment from Veterans Memorial Middle School Social Studies teacher to the assistant principal at Emma Havens Young with an annual salary of $98,787.

  Ilene Glastein, a math teacher at Brick Memorial High School, will be the new assistant principal there with a salary of $100,725.

  Ryan Hesnan will serve as the Brick High School assistant principal, and will be paid $100,725.

Bill Bruno was the district’s athletic director. (Photo courtesy Bill Bruno obituary)

  Brick High School business teacher Michael Gawronski will serve as Assistant Principal at Veterans Memorial Middle School at a salary of $99,725.

  And finally, Mary Kane will serve as the Elementary Supervisor of ELA/SS K-5 and ELL K-12 with a salary of $115,000.

  Dr. Farrell said that the promotions were budgeted and that the district saved money by hiring mostly from within the district.

  “There is a cost savings in the budget of over $50,000 by filling these positions the way we did,” he said.

  The next Board of Education meeting will be in-person on Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Professional Development Center.