Mrs. Dana Kurilew, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kurilew

Mrs. Kurilew is a proud resident of South Plainfield and is excited to be a part of the administrative team. Prior to arriving at South Plainfield, Mrs. Kurilew was the Supervisor of Counseling at Hunterdon Central High School.  In this position, Mrs. Kurilew had the opportunity to work directly with the administrative team to design, implement and evaluate the districtwide counseling program as well as create unique programs for at risk students.  

Mrs. Kurilew has a number of years of experience as a school counselor at Pinelands Regional, East Brunswick and Hunterdon Central High Schools.  During her career as a counselor, Mrs. Kurilew was honored as the New Jersey State School Counselor of the Year, the Hunterdon County School Counselor of the Year and was a semi-finalist as the National School Counselor of the Year. She has also served as the President of the New Jersey School Counselor Association.

Mrs. Kurilew received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing and Master’s degree in School Counseling from The College of New Jersey where she also completed courses in Educational Leadership.  Mrs. Kurilew also enjoys teaching as an Adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey. Her educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Her educational philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief that all students can learn when given a positive learning environment, a committed and focused educational team, and an encouraging community at their school. She is excited to join Mr. Foscolo and the team at South Plainfield High School and is committed to working closely with teachers, parents, and community members to ensure the students achieve their full potential and are prepared for their next phase of their life.

Contact Information
908.754.4620 ext. 1612
email - dkurilew@spboe.org

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