Principal, Hammarskjold Middle School
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Dr. Michael Gaskell has been the principal of Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, New Jersey, since 2006. Prior to this, he was a special educator and assistant principal in Paramus, New Jersey. Dr. Gaskell achieved his doctorate in educational leadership and continues to model the pursuit of lifelong learning as he serves as a mentor to new principals in schools and districts through the NJEA Leaders to Leaders program.
Dr. Gaskell has been published in over a dozen articles in eSchoolNews, Middleweb, NASSP and Education Dive, and his writing has earned the honor of the “most-read” section of ASCD Smartbrief multiple times. As he looks forward to his upcoming book to be published this summer, Dr. Gaskell continues to work tirelessly to support instructional excellence, his faculty, the district, and most importantly, the children.