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Dr. Paul Semendinger

Principal, Hawes Elementary School, Ridgewood, NJ

I am a long time educator having served as a teacher and/or leader at every level of education from elementary school through college. Currently, I am the principal of the most wonderful, child-centered, dynamic, innovative and special elementary school in the world.

I am a devoted husband and father of three sons. I have many interests including running marathons, hiking, playing men's softball, reading, and writing. I have been writing for years and look forward to publishing some of my works (including a novel and various picture books) soon!

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