Phone: (609) 698-5880 ext 4005
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Shannon Smith, Principal
Ardently believing that every individual housed under ROBMS’s roof and traveling its halls is important and a valued member of the Bulldog family, I am driven to create an environment of self-esteem, academic success, positive interaction and emotional strength. Although these characteristics sound lofty and far-reaching, this is my growth plan. Our diverse backgrounds will only enhance the outcomes. This is an ebb and flow process so patience and perseverance are key. We will attain our goals.
From joining the Brackman administrative team in January 2017, I have been submerged in the vibrance of Middle School. Recognizing that Middle School is a unique time period in students’ lives, we need to provide stability. When I moved to the principal position in August 2018, I realized that I had to have a vision; I had to develop strategies to achieve that vision and I had to include staff, students and parents in that vision. One innovative project that I implemented and will continue is the #1st3days. Focusing on developing relationships, this initiative encourages communication between staff and students.
Since earning my Bachelors of Science Degree from High Point University in North Carolina and my Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix, I have been and continue to utilize the skill sets developed during my personal educational journey. Yet, the richest of experiences thus far has been my administrative positions. Positively affecting the school population to activate energy and promote growth remains my earnest objective.
With sincere investment of staff, administration, students, parents, and community, ROBMS will be the living representation of “Everybody is Somebody.”
Phone: (609) 698-5880 ext 4007
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Health & Exercise Science from Rowan University MS from University of Phoenix
Mr. Jared Burke, Vice Principal
Mr. Jared Burke proudly joined the administration team at Russell O. Brackman Middle School as Assistant Principal in 2018. Mr. Burke has a deep connection to the Barnegat community, having taught Health and Physical Education at Brackman since 2002. He has also successfully coached football, wrestling, track and field, as well as directed Barnegat Summer Sports Camps.
Mr. Burke is a graduate of Rowan University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2002. In 2018 Mr. Burke completed his Master’s degree program with the University of Phoenix. Since then, Mr. Burke has made positive contributions to the school climate and culture. His Team Wars program has helped build a sense of pride in the school and enhanced behavior and attitudes among students and staff.
Mr. Burke prides himself on building lasting connections with his students and effective communications with parents and staff members. His goal everyday is to encourage every student to truly believe that at Brackman Middle School, “Everybody is Somebody!”