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Region 4

Counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset, Union

Office location:

New Jersey Department of Education
100 Riverview Plaza, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625 [map]

Number of Priority and Focus Schools: 22

Lois BraenderExecutive Director: Lois Braender, Ed.D.
Dr. Lois A. Braender is a Turnaround Coach for the NJDOE's Region 4 Regional Achievement Center. In her role, she works directly with Priority School principals to ensure that interventions to increase student achievement are cohesive and coordinated.  Prior to joining the RAC 4 team, Dr. Braender served the Hamilton Township School District as a teacher, principal, Director of Elementary Education, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.  Dr. Braender earned her Bachelor of Science and Master in Education degrees, along with her teacher, supervisor, and principal certificates, from Trenton State College.  She earned an Educational Doctorate from Rutgers University and she also holds a Chief School Administrator certificate.  In her leisure time, Dr. Braender enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially her four grandchildren.

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