Credit: Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office

Gov. Phil Murphy recently nominated Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Ed.D., as the next commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education.

For over 25 years, Allen-McMillan has worked as a teacher and administrator in various school communities throughout New Jersey. From 2017 to 2018, she served as assistant superintendent for secondary education for the Newark Public Schools system. Prior to holding that position, she served as assistant superintendent for curriculum & instructions in the Irvington School District.

Since 2018 Allen-McMillan has served as interim executive county superintendent for Morris County, where she supports and oversees school districts within the county on behalf of the Department of Education.

“I am a proud product of New Jersey’s magnificent public education system and I have dedicated my career to ensuring that the children of this state continue to get the type of education I received,” said incoming Angelica Allen-McMillan. “I am extremely proud the governor has put his faith in me to continue New Jersey’s tradition of educational excellence.”