Quibbletown principal honored by NAACP

Quibbletown principal honored by NAACP for community service
Posted on 09/26/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Quibbletown principal honored by NAACP for community serviceQuibbletown Middle School Principal William Gonzalez is being honored by the Plainfield-area chapter of the NAACP for his hard work and dedicated service to the community.

Gonzalez will be recognized as an Esteemed Honoree at the chapter’s Freedom Fund Awards Dinner Dance on October 14 at the Spain Inn in Piscataway.

“I am greatly humbled to be recognized with this award,” Gonzalez said. “It means a lot to be honored by an organization I so greatly admire, and I look forward to continuing to work together to help our young people thrive.”

Gonzalez has long collaborated with Chapter President Sharon Robinson-Briggs to recognize and give opportunities to Quibbletown students. The Plainfield-area NAACP has brought programs and guest speakers to Quibbletown and recognized students at their Overachiever Awards based on essays they wrote.

“Because of these past events where we’ve worked together, we know each other pretty well,” Gonzalez said. “I have always believed that my duty was to provide, create, and foster opportunities for all our children. I understand the difficulties, obstacles, and trials our young people go through.”

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Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli said Piscataway is lucky to have Gonzalez.

“Mr. Gonzalez is a dedicated and caring educator who always puts the needs of students first,” he said. “Forging these types of community relationships helps to underscore the lessons our students learn in the classroom about diversity and inclusion. Congratulations to Mr. Gonzalez for this wonderful recognition, and thank you to the Plainfield-area NAACP for enriching the lives of our students.”

Gonzalez has spent most of his 26-year career in education working in Piscataway. He started out as a psychology and history teacher and worked as a senior class advisor and coach of various sports at Piscataway High School. He was the first dean of students at PHS before becoming principal at Quibbletown in 2015.

“The Quibbletown community admires and supports the great work of Plainfield-area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,” Gonzalez said. “This wonderful relationship has provided a spectacular forum to recognize and celebrate our Quibbletown scholars for their outstanding achievements.

“Our aim has been to provide our students an opportunity to be a part of the grand organization and cause.”