Before joining the Jackson School District, Dr. Genco was Principal at both Wall Township High School and Wall Township Intermediate School during the years 2001-2008. In those roles he facilitated the Middle States Accreditation process for the high school, was closely involved in budget planning and developed a waiver program for honors placement which allowed more students to have access to advanced coursework. He has also served as Assistant Principal for Point Pleasant Borough High School from 2000 to 2001.
Dr. Genco began his educational career as a science teacher, teaching subjects that include Advanced Placement and Honors chemistry and physics classes. He also served in various extra-curricular positions as a head coach and assistant coach for the wrestling, softball, and football programs in Wall and was inducted into the Region Six Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011 for re-establishing the Wall wrestling program.
Dr. Genco received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from West Virginia University, where he majored in Applied Sciences. He proceeded to earn his Master of Arts, Administration (2000) and Master of Arts, Education/Counseling (1992) degrees from Georgian Court University. Most recently, in 2010 he earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Rowan University.
Dr. Genco states, “It is an honor to have been selected for this position. I am eager to learn more about the community of South Plainfield and look forward to developing strong relationships with the faculty, staff, students, and larger community. Through the interview process, it became evident that the Board of Education cares deeply about creating educational opportunities for all students. I believe that the doors open and close every day for our children…they should always be the first ones considered when making decisions. Moreover, it has always been my belief that one of the most important characteristics of an educational leader is to be open to all viewpoints and develop a collective vision for the future. I am confident that we will work together as a team to achieve our goals on behalf of the students we serve.”