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Dr. Cram has been involved in education for almost 50 years and is retired from the Middle States Association’s Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools where he served as President until 2019. Over the course of his career, Dr, Cram has held a variety of teaching and administrative positions in New York and New Jersey including Superintendent of Schools for the Rancocas Valley Regional School District in Burlington County NJ from 1988-2003. In addition, he has been a part-time lecturer at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and an Instructor in the New Jersey Provisional Teacher Program at Rowan University.

Dr. Cram holds degrees from William Paterson University where he earned his BA in 1971, an MA from Montclair State University (’74), an Ed.S degree Fordham University (’77), and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Rutgers University (’83).

He has co-authored two books on education and has a number of published articles to his credit.

He has traveled extensively on behalf of the Middle States Association, working with schools in more than thirty countries around the world.

In addition to serving on the Brookdale Board, Dr. Cram is a member of the Long Branch Zoning Board.

He currently resides in Long Branch with his wife Maria, a former speech therapist and school administrator. They have two adult children and two grandchildren, all of whom live in Los Angeles.

Dr. Cram was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Brookdale Community College in 2014.