Phone: (609) 698-5880 ext 47101
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Josh Toddings, Principal
Mr. Josh Toddings has a deep connection to the Barnegat community, having been a part of the district for the last 21 years as both a special education teacher and an administrator. He has also successfully coached football, baseball, golf, and basketball. Mr. Josh Toddings proudly joined the administration team as an Assistant Principal at BHS in 2006. Over the next six years he served in that capacity in both ROBMS and BHS while also serving as the Interim Director of Special Education for one year. Mr. Toddings was promoted to the principal of the Joseph T. Donahue School in 2012 until the recent reconfiguration where he was named the principal of the Cecil S. Collins School.
Mr. Toddings is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in special education in 1997. In 2005 Mr. Toddings completed his Master’s degree program with the University of Phoenix. Since then, Mr. Toddings has made positive contributions to the school district’s climate and culture.
Mr. Toddings prides himself on motivating and helping students to achieve their maximum potential, while creating a positive learning environment and building lasting relationships with his students, parents and staff members. His goal every day is to encourage everyone to work as hard as they can and make decisions that will impact their lives in a positive way.
Phone: (609) 698-5880 ext 47102
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. John Fiorentino, Assistant Principal
Mr. Fiorentino, an educator for 28 years, currently serves as the Assistant Principal of the Russell O. Brackman Middle School. He had previously served as an elementary and middle school teacher in Toms River before joining our district in 2006. In Mr. Fiorentino’s tenure in Barnegat, he served as both an assistant principal and principal; he began the first twelve years at Brackman and the past four years at the elementary level before returning to ROBMS for the 2022-23 SY.
As an administrator, Mr. Fiorentino’s focus is to serve the families of the Barnegat community by promoting and fostering a learning environment where our students and staff can perform at their maximum potential. He continues to employ Positive Behavior Support in Schools strategies to promote consistent expectations in all school settings, thus increasing on-task behavior and maximizing instructional time.
Mr. Fiorentino received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Trenton State College and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Jersey City University, originally attending Kutztown University in Pennsylvania on a wrestling scholarship, considering the medical field while studying Biology; ultimately, deciding to pursue his true desire to become an educator. Mr. Fiorentino continues to be involved with wrestling, volunteering as a coach whenever possible and participating as a member of the NJ Wrestling Officials Association as the Shore Chapter Cadet Supervisor. Additional hobbies include reading, woodwork, and kayaking.
Mr. Fiorentino prides himself on maintaining a hometown feel while forging a strong bond with the entire community. Mr. Fiorentino’s core belief is to help students find ways to improve themselves so that they may discover their inner talents and passion; and that this is most successful when ALL (students, staff, and parents) are working together as one family. Like the old proverb says, “it takes a village,” the entire community’s support and trust is necessary to achieve excellence.
John Fiorentino, Assistant Principal