Mrs. Shannon Smith, Principal

Phone: (609) 698-5880 ext 4005

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Shannon Smith, Principal

Mr. Maurice Owens, Vice Principal

Phone: (609) 698-5880 ext 4007

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University Master's Degree from Wilmington College (University)

Mr. Maurice Owens, Vice Principal

Mr. Maurice Owens is entering his fifth school year at Brackman and seventh overall in Barnegat. 

Mr. Owens earned a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a Master's degree from Wilmington College (now University), and currently pursuing a doctorate at Walden University. He is connected to a lineage of retired and active educators from the southeastern states. Mr. Owens also played football at Rutgers University and was awarded several scholar-athlete recognitions before graduating. 

Mr. Owens has coached high school football and wrestling. He loves being an educator because he enjoys watching young minds grow and discover something new.

Personally, he has a daughter and two sons. One of his sons, Matthew, graduated from Barnegat High School in 2014 when he was an assistant principal. His hobbies are reading, golf, and weightlifting. 

Mr. Jared Burke, Vice Principal

Phone: (609) 698-5880 ext 4007

Email:

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!”