Princeton Public Schools appoints Stephen Cochrane as new superintendent

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

After serving in a wide variety of educational positions, from university admissions to elementary classroom teaching and school administration, Stephen Cochrane said his appointment as the superintendent of Princeton’s schools is not just a dream come true, but a return to the town where the inspiration for his career began.

“When I was an undergraduate at Princeton University, President Bill Bowen talked about the importance of Princeton University influencing K-12 education,” Cochrane said yesterday afternoon. “I never lost focus on that value, that principle.”

That guiding idea has Cochrane, 53, excited to start his 4½-year contract in January after superintendent Judith Wilson retires.

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