Louis Melchor  


Dear Parents and Students,

It is with great honor, pride and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed Principal of Glen Ridge High School. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue the tradition of excellence that the Glen Ridge educational community is known for. Since my first day, I have been devoting a great deal of time in understanding the people and programs at Glen Ridge High School. In my conversations with individuals and groups, I have learned firsthand about the dreams, aspirations, and accomplishments, of our school and district. It is very clear that the success of Glen Ridge High School is built upon a solid foundation that includes a talented student body, professional teaching staff, a rigorous curriculum, strong co-curricular activities, dedicated administration, a forward-thinking Board of Education and a very nurturing community.

As an experienced school administrator, I have always viewed myself as a connected leader to those that I depend on, and those I will serve. I continually seek to discover relationships between people and ideas to develop a sound vision, viable goals, and relevant objectives. My focus has always been on cultivating a collaborative educational environment that promotes high student achievement, emphasizes intellectual engagement, builds a strong partnership with parents and empowers students and teachers.
Please know that I am always available for you and welcome your involvement. Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any concerns, suggestions or ideas for our middle school and high school programs. 
With Ridger Pride, 
Louis A. Melchor
200 Ridgewood Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
(973) 429-8300 ext.2002