G. Kennedy (Ken) Greene serves as superintendent of the Newton (NJ) Public Schools, the most recent chapter in more than three decades as a public educator including roles as principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach. As president of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, he created the NJASA 4 Equity initiative, and is currently a co-director of the Northwest NJ Consortium for Excellence through Equity. Ken served on NJ Department of Education committees to reopen schools safely during the coronavirus pandemic, and developed a database to analyze and communicate COVID-related health information. He helped lead a statewide advocacy campaign resulting in greater fairness in the state’s school funding law, and published a widely-used index to analyze the elements of the formula. Ken also developed a state-recognized community schools model to bring health and social services directly to students and families in his district. He is a recipient of NJASA's Distinguished Service Award and has been recognized as Administrator of the Year by his peers in two counties.
Professor Greene has been a founding faculty member of three education leadership programs: the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Urban Principals Academy at Lehigh University; and the Ed.D. Program at Centenary University. His teaching was honored in 2018 with the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the University Council for Educational Administration.