Molly Dinning Ed.D.


Principal

Email: mdinning@ramsey.k12.nj.us

Phone: 201-785-2325

Twitter: @thedaterschool

Biography

I have been an educator for 21 years. Fresh out of college, I worked as a special education inclusion first and second grade teacher and then ran a self contained elementary special education classroom all in Western New York State. Upon relocating to New Jersey, I found a professional home in Ramsey and have stayed put ever since. I worked at (the old) Dater School as an elementary and special education teacher for 8 years. I was then named the principal of Hubbard School and held that position for 8 years. Most recently, I served as the Director of Personnel for the Ramsey District for two years and I am thrilled to be welcomed back to Dater School this year as principal.

My two daughters (10th and 7th grades) and I live in Ramsey and are proud to be part of this wonderful community and school system.

Education

The College of St. Elizabeth- Ed.D. Educational Leadership, 2014

SUNY New Paltz- CAS Educational Leadership, 2004

Canisius College- MS Reading Education, 1999

SUNY Geneseo- BS Special Education with Elementary Certification, 1996

Recommended Readings

For Parents

Mindset by Carol Dweck

How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

Grit by Angela Duckworth

For Educators

Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler

Most Likely to Succeed by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley

Building a Better Teacher by Elizabeth Green

Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

Professional Capital by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan

Keeping Track by Jeannie Oakes

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell