Jason Lippart Named “Educator of the Year”

March 24th, 2014



Freshman Advisor Jason Lippart

Named RFH “Educator of the Year”

Freshman Advisor Jason (Jay) Lippart is Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s 2014 “Educator of the Year”.

Rumson — Freshman Guidance Counselor Jason “Jay” Lippart has been named Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s “2013-14 Educator of the Year”.

“Seeing my colleagues’ efforts always inspires me to do my best,” said Lipart. “We have a fantastic faculty, and I feel that  any one of my colleagues deserves this honor as well.”

A member of the RFH Guidance Department since 2009, Lippart is responsible for the RFH Freshman Guidance Curriculum and has overhauled the program to ease students’ transitions from grade school to high school. He is also a member of the School Climate Team, a faculty organization devoted to promoting a positive school environment for students.

Lippart was chosen for “Educator of the Year” honors through a selection process that gives equal weight to the input from students, parents, and faculty, all of whom were invited to submit nominations. A committee representing school administration, the Board of Education, faculty, parents, and students then reviewed the nominated candidates and made its selection.

“Jay is a selfless counselor who always puts kids first and takes his role as a student advocate very seriously — whether in a counseling, coaching, or advisory capacity,” said RFH Supervisor of Guidance Fran Swift. “We are very fortunate to have him at RFH and very proud that he has been named Educator of the Year.”

Lippart was honored in June 2013 by the Long Branch Housing Authority, where he was employed as Case Manager from 2007 through 2009, for his ongoing contributions to the students of Long Branch. As Advisor to the RFH organizations Character Education and Student Ambassadors, he regularly organizes initiatives such as school supply drives to benefit the students and their families.

Also in 2013, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s sixth Congressional district Frank Pallone presented him with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for his volunteer work in the community.

In addition to serving as Assistant Coach for RFH Football and Girls’ Spring Track, Lippart is a member of the RFH Intervention and Referral Services Team as well as the school’s Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Prevention Specialist. An active member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors as well as the Monmouth County School Counselors Association, he has given presentations on “Financial Aid and Paying for College” at National College Fairs and on “Software Development for School Counselors” at Richard Stockton College.

Lippart received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with minors in both Sociology and Gender Studies from Monmouth University in West Long Branch. He also earned his Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling and a Post-Master’s Endorsement for Educational Counseling from Monmouth University.

Prior to attaining his position at RFH, Lippart was a Guidance Department Intern at Middletown High School North.

He lives in Ocean, New Jersey with his wife Nina and “beautiful” one-year-old daughter, Brielle.



Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Public Relations

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885