|Kevin McNulty is a teacher and assistant headmaster at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, N.J. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Iona College and went on to earn Master’s degrees in History and Educational Administration. He has been affiliated with Middle States Association since 1999 and currently serves as commissioner.
Q. How did you choose a career in education?
A. While working on my bachelor’s degree I applied to several doctoral programs. I was thinking of becoming a college educator. After graduation I decided to put graduate school on hold and went to work educating young men in Harlem. I’ve been in several schools since in roles that range from teacher to principal.Q. How did you become involved with Middle States?
A. My first visit was back in 1992 and it was a bit of a disaster. The school was not prepared. Several years later my own school was going for accreditation. I had the opportunity to work with a lot of people from Middle States on continuous school improvement and planning, and found that I was excited by the process. To date I’ve been on at least 20 visits and have been visiting team chair for most of them.
Q. What do you see as one of the main benefits of Middle States accreditation?
Q. Are there any school visits that stand out in your memory?
Q. Who inspires you and why?
Q. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Q. What is one thing that may surprise people about you?