Former East Brunswick Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Magistro Stankiewicz Dies at 78

By | August 20, 2023



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Dr. Jo Ann Magistro-Stankiewicz, Esteemed Education Pioneer, Passes Away at 78

East Brunswick Mourns the Loss of its First Female Vice-Principal

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The East Brunswick community is mourning the loss of Dr. Jo Ann Magistro-Stankiewicz, a prominent figure in education who passed away this weekend at the age of 78. Driven by her passion for empowering students and breaking barriers, Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz made history as the first female Vice-Principal in East Brunswick.

Born and raised in East Brunswick, Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz dedicated her life to the field of education. She began her career as a teacher in the local school district, where her innovative teaching methods and dedication to student success quickly earned her recognition and respect.

After years of inspiring and shaping young minds, Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz’s exceptional leadership skills and unwavering commitment to educational excellence led her to be appointed as the Vice-Principal of East Brunswick High School in 1985. This groundbreaking achievement shattered traditional gender norms and paved the way for future female administrators in the district.

Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz’s tenure as Vice-Principal was marked by numerous accomplishments and transformative changes. She implemented groundbreaking initiatives to improve student engagement and foster a supportive learning environment. Her leadership style was characterized by compassion, fairness, and an unwavering dedication to the success of every student.

Throughout her career, Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz was a strong advocate for gender equality in education. She firmly believed that every student, regardless of their gender, deserved equal opportunities to excel academically and pursue their dreams. Her tireless efforts to promote inclusivity and empower young women have left an indelible mark on the East Brunswick community.


Outside of her professional life, Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz was an avid philanthropist, supporting various local charities and educational foundations. She believed in giving back to her community and was passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others.

The news of Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz’s passing has left the East Brunswick community heartbroken. Students, colleagues, and community members have come together to honor her memory and celebrate her remarkable contributions to education. The outpouring of love and support is a testament to the lasting impact she had on countless lives.

Dr. Magistro-Stankiewicz’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations of educators and leaders. Her trailblazing spirit and unwavering commitment to educational excellence will forever be remembered in the halls of East Brunswick High School and throughout the community.

As the East Brunswick community mourns the loss of this extraordinary woman, they are reminded of the importance of continuing her work and advocating for equal opportunities in education. Dr. Jo Ann Magistro-Stankiewicz will forever be remembered as a pioneer, a mentor, and a champion for the rights of all students.