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     Shelly Schneider, former Millville Superintendent of Schools, as the April 2016 recipient of the chamber’s Outstanding Citizen Award.
        Schneider has been involved in education for nearly 40 years as a teacher, counselor, principal and superintendent.
     ‘’Shelly has been a dynamic leader,’’ said Dr. G. Larry Miller, retired Millville Superintendent of Schools and an active Millville leader. “She led by example.  Defeat was never an option with Shelly. Finding ways to bring people together was her strength. She was a role model to many, but you would be hard-pressed to see Shelly’s name in the limelight.  Her leadership design allowed others to take credit.”
      Kim Warker Ayres, a consultant at Cumberland County College and former Millville Planning Director, said:“I have known Shelly for almost 35 years, and during that entire time she has exhibited a consistent set of personal values: honesty, integrity, commitment, dedication, faith and humility.”
      “Shelly has brought such enthusiasm, vision and commitment to the college at a time when we needed strong leadership and advocacy,” Ayres added. “The entire campus has benefitted from her time at Cumberland.”
      Schneider has a strong commitment to community service. A Past President and active member of the Millville Kiwanis Club, Schneider is a member of the Inspira Health Network Board, Leadership Cumberland County Advisory Board, Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
      Schneider’s career in education began in 1976 as a sixth grade teacher at Sacred Heart Regional Grammar School in Vineland.

     She held a variety of positions prior to coming to Millville in 1995, when she was appointed Principal of Rieck Avenue School.  Her final position in Millville was as Superintendent of Schools from 2004-2010.

     Most recently, she served as interim President of Cumberland County College during the college's recent search for a new president. In March, the college announced that Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez would become the 7th president of the highly successful community college.
      “I consider my time in Millville truly to be a gift,” Schneider said. “I met wonderful people who are committed to making the community a better place to live. The school district was my second home and the people associated with it were my extended family, many of whom I continue to see. Millville has a special place in my heart.”
      Schneider and her husband Steve have three daughters and seven grandchildren.


Shelly Schneider

Honoring a Special Woman:  

Schneider has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Administrator of the Year awards in both Millville and Cumberland County, Big Sister of the Year for Cumberland and Salem, and she was inducted last year into the Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame.

April's Outstanding Citizen >>

Shelly Schneider receives her certificate recognizing her as Citizen of the Month from Chamber President Larry Malone.

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