Superintendent's Message

Being selected as the next Superintendent/Principal of Spring Lake Heights School District was an honor and I'm excited to begin my work in this amazing community oriented district. Many amazing things have been taking place in SLHS over the past several years and I am looking forward to continuing with these initiatives. From the integration of Google Apps for Education to the STEM activities there are numerous great things taking place. This year we will be working diligently with the Board, staff, and the community to explain the need for the Referendum projects which will be voted on in January. I'm looking forward to hearing input from the community and the stakeholders during this process.

As you know, a strong home-school partnership is vital as we work collaboratively in support of our students. Having three children myself, I understand a parent’s perspective. I encourage your support and welcome your feedback throughout the school year in an effort to strengthen our partnership and bring us closer together as a school community.

If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. My email address is and my phone number is 732-449-6149 extension 200.


John W. Spalthoff


Belief Statements: We must…

Maintain a commitment to excellence

Remember our students are our greatest resource

Hold 100% responsibility for our students’ success

Preserve a learning environment that is safe and supportive

Attend to the whole child

Provide our students with 21st century learning opportunities

Communicate effectively with each other

Collaborate as together we will achieve more

Consider our students as the guiding lights, especially in the darkest hours