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Terry Trigg-Scales

January 2019 - December 2021 


Terry is a parent, a West Orange homeowner since 1984, and a public school professional with over 38 years of experience in the Montclair Public Schools. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at all levels including elementary, middle and high school. She has also served as Director of Curriculum and retired as Assistant Superintendent, overseeing curriculum, assessment and instruction.


Terry is a NJ Department of Education “Principal of the Year”,
and Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. “Torchbearer for Education Award recipient . She was a member of Governor Phil Murphy’s “Education, Access and Opportunity Transition Committee”, and she is Past-President of the Essex County Retiree’s Education Association. Terry is currently an educational consultant and a member of several county organizations.