In our Newsletters, I have been writing about the professional lives and accomplishments of our members, who in their leadership roles have made noteworthy contributions to The New York Academy of Public Education. This historical perspective gives further testimony to the credibility of our organization.
Dr. John Jangl, a former Acting Deputy Superintendent and middle school principal in District 24 in New York City retired from the Department of Education after more than 36 years of service. Since his retirement, John has been involved with consulting work for schools and districts in the New York and New Jersey areas. His major areas of concentration are teacher and supervisor professional development. Additionally, John has authored and coauthored articles and professional manuals, presented at national and local professional conferences, and has served as moderator and leader of educational panel discussions and focus groups.
John’s desire to work in education came from his father, John C. Jangl, Sr. who was an educator in The Catholic and Public School Systems in NYC. He served his last twenty years at James Monroe H.S. in the Bronx.
As President Emeritus of The New York Academy of Public Education, Dr. Jangl was founding Editor and is now the Editor-in-Chief of the Professional Journal of The New York Academy of Public Education. Currently, John chairs the College Consortium Committee, consisting of the Deans of the schools of education in the Metropolitan area, which was prominently involved with Teacher Apprenticeship programs in the public schools.
Dr. Jangl is a certified instructor for the Classroom Organization and Management Program (COMP), through Vanderbilt University. This certification emphasizes “Creating the Conditions for Learning”. As an instructor at Stony Brook University, John teaches courses in leadership and educational administration. In spite of his overwhelming schedule, John also supervises student teachers for both Cortland State and SUNY Geneseo colleges.
A recipient of numerous awards and accolades during his professional career, John is most proud of being honored as New York Principal of the Year in 2001 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Dr. Jangl earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College, an M.S. in Health from Lehman College (CUNY), and M.S. in Educational Administration from Baruch College (CUNY), a Graduate Business Certificate from Long Island University, and his Ed.D. from St. John’s University in Educational Administration and Leadership.
Loyalty and professionalism are probably the two qualities that John values most as witnessed by his continued involvement in the educational arena. He has developed deep and lasting friendships with colleagues that have existed, in some instances, for more than forty years. He was the guiding force in sponsoring a 50th reunion of his elementary school classmates.
John is a devoted husband to Elise and very proud father of Melissa, Christopher and Michael, all of who successfully completed degrees in their special fields of interest.
Dr. John Jangl’s commitments in his personal life and his professionalism in his work as a lifelong educator, with certainty, serve as a model for the Academy.