Glassboro High Media Center Named For Former Board President

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

Glassboro High School. Photo credit: Glassboro School District website.

GLASSBORO, N.J. — The Glassboro School District has named its newly renovated library and media center to honor former school board president Peter J. Calvo.

From left Glassboro School District Business Administrator Lisa Ridgway, Dr. Mark Silverstein, superintendent, Peter Calvo, and Glassboro Board of Education President Chris Esgro in front of the Peter J. Calvo Library Media Center. Photo credit: New Jersey School Boards Association.

According to the New Jersey School Boards Association, a dedication ceremony held on January 18 attended by district administration, current board members along with Calvo and his wife with his children virtually attending from across the country.

“We thank Pete for his tremendous dedication to students, faculty, parents, and the board of education,” Glassboro School Board President Chris Esgro said. “He was always engaged, willing to listen and ready to lead.”

Glassboro School District superintendent, Dr. Mark Silverstein, said that naming the media center after Calvo is only a small gesture compared to the time he has devoted to the school district.

“As the superintendent, I worked with Pete for 14 of the years he spent as board president,” Silverstein said. “During his time in the district, Pete supported countless programs that benefited the children of Glassboro. His legacy will continue for years to come.”

Calvo, who served on the board for 25 years, 22 of those years as president, expressed his gratitude to the Glassboro Board of Education.

“Over the past 25 years, I have been privileged to work with many talented teachers, support staff, administrators, and board members,” Calvo said. “I share the recognition with my family, the entire Glassboro Community, and those I have been honored to serve with over the years.”

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