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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Fair Haven, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Fair Haven

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Fair Haven:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Boys soccer: Results, links and featured coverage for Monday, Oct. 3

MONDAY, OCT. 3FEATURED COVERAGENo. 10 Bridgewater-Raritan 4, Montgomery 1COUNTY TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARDTOP 20 SCOREBOARDSTATEWIDE SCOREBOARDMonday, Oct. 3Hoboken 1, Bayonne 0 - Box ScoreBCSLBordentown 6, Riverside 0 - Box ScoreNorthern Burling...

MONDAY, OCT. 3

FEATURED COVERAGE

No. 10 Bridgewater-Raritan 4, Montgomery 1

COUNTY TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD

TOP 20 SCOREBOARD

STATEWIDE SCOREBOARD

Monday, Oct. 3

Hoboken 1, Bayonne 0 - Box Score

BCSL

Bordentown 6, Riverside 0 - Box Score

Northern Burlington 5, Pennsauken 1 - Box Score

BIG NORTH

Passaic Tech 7, Paterson Eastside 0 - Box Score

Ramsey 4, Pascack Hills 1 - Box Score

Westwood 2, River Dell 2 - Box Score

Fort Lee 1, Dumont 0 - Box Score

Ramapo 5, Paramus 0 - Box Score

Old Tappan 3, Bergenfield 0 - Box Score

Passaic Valley 5, West Milford 1 - Box Score

Northern Highlands 3, Ridgewood 0 - Box Score

Paterson Kennedy 3, Bergen Tech 2 - Box Score

Clifton 3, Passaic 0 - Box Score

Paramus Catholic 3, DePaul 1 - Box Score

Dwight-Morrow 2, Ridgefield Park 0 - Box Score

Indian Hills 3, Mahwah 0 - Box Score

Tenafly 5, Teaneck 0 - Box Score

Pascack Valley 4, Demarest 2 - Box Score

CAPE-ATLANTIC

Egg Harbor 2, Vineland 0 - Box Score

Audubon 2, Camden Catholic 0 - Box Score

CVC

Notre Dame 7, Ewing 0 - Box Score

Lawrence 3, Princeton Day 1 - Box Score

GMC

Middlesex 10, Timothy Christian 7 - Box Score

Highland Park 2, Wardlaw-Hartridge 1 - Box Score

North Plainfield 4, Metuchen 2 - Box Score

Dunellen 5, Perth Amboy Magnet 0 - Box Score

Monroe 1, St. Joseph (Met.) 0 - Box Score

Carteret 3, South Plainfield 2 - Box Score

Old Bridge 2, South Brunswick 1 - Box Score

Ferris 3, McNair 2 - Box Score

St. Peter's Prep 4, Union City 0 - Box Score

Memorial 10, Snyder 0 - Box Score

Kearny 5, Dickinson 0 - Box Score

Morris Knolls 4, Kinnelon 1 - Box Score

Mount Olive 3, Pope John 2 - Box Score

Morris Hills 3, Sparta 1 - Box Score

Newton 3, West Morris 1 - Box Score

Randolph 3, Mendham 2 - Box Score

Chatham 1, Montville 1 - Box Score

Garfield 5, North Arlington 0 - Box Score

Wood-Ridge 2, Saddle Brook 2 - Box Score

Lyndhurst 5, Becton 1 - Box Score

Eastern Christian 2, Midland Park 0 - Box Score

Pompton Lakes 1, Ridgefield 1 - Box Score

Bergen Charter 4, Manchester Regional 3 - Box Score

Rutherford 8, St. Mary (Ruth.) 1 - Box Score

Wallington 4, Lodi 2 - Box Score

Glen Rock 2, Waldwick 0 - Box Score

Leonia 1, Hawthorne Christian 1 - Box Score

Emerson Boro 1, Dwight-Englewood 0 - Box Score

Park Ridge 7, Palisades Park 2 - Box Score

Harrison 6, Hasbrouck Heights 1 - Box Score

New Milford 8, Saddle River Day 0 - Box Score

Audubon 2, Camden Catholic 0 - Box Score

Livingston 2, Montclair 2 - Box Score

Bloomfield 8, North Star Academy 0 - Box Score

Montclair Kimberley 2, North Hunterdon 0 - Box Score

Holmdel 5, Toms River South 1 - Box Score

Neptune 2, Matawan 0 - Box Score

Howell 4, Middletown South 1 - Box Score

Raritan 3, Shore 2 - Box Score

Christian Brothers 1, Freehold Township 0 - Box Score

Wall 4, Rumson-Fair Haven 3 - Box Score

Pingry 7, Franklin 0 - Box Score

Bridgewater-Raritan 4, Montgomery 1 - Box Score

Rutgers Prep 8, Thomas Edison Energy Charter 0 - Box Score

Montclair Kimberley 2, North Hunterdon 0 - Box Score

Gill St. Bernard's 2, Westtown (PA) 0 - Box Score

TRI-COUNTY

Washington Township 1, Gloucester Tech 0 - Box Score

Schalick 3, Woodstown 2 - Box Score

Kingsway 3, Williamstown 0 - Box Score

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2, Union 0 - Box Score

Westfield 4, Cranford 1 - Box Score

Linden 1, Johnson 0 - Box Score

Summit 1, Elizabeth 0 - Box Score

Gov. Livingston 2, Rahway 1 - Box Score

Independent

Rutgers Prep 8, Thomas Edison Energy Charter 0 - Box Score

Lawrence 3, Princeton Day 1 - Box Score

Gill St. Bernard's 2, Westtown (PA) 0 - Box Score

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Girls soccer: Wall shuts out Rumson-Fair Haven to claim Central Jersey Group 2 title

Ninth-seeded Wall claimed the Central Jersey Group 2 championship with a 2-0 win over sixth-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven in Rumson.It was Wall’s eighth appearance in a sectional final in the last 10 years and its first trophy since the 2017 season.“It was a great win for us today,” said Wall coach Mike Juska. “The girls gave it their all today and did everything they were supposed to do. We are going to enjoy this today and start focusing on the next one.”Freshman Madison Miller opened up the sc...

Ninth-seeded Wall claimed the Central Jersey Group 2 championship with a 2-0 win over sixth-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven in Rumson.

It was Wall’s eighth appearance in a sectional final in the last 10 years and its first trophy since the 2017 season.

“It was a great win for us today,” said Wall coach Mike Juska. “The girls gave it their all today and did everything they were supposed to do. We are going to enjoy this today and start focusing on the next one.”

Freshman Madison Miller opened up the scoring for Wall (12-7) after connecting on a ball from junior Ellie Hartz, who sent a rolling pass to the middle of the 18 for Miller to poke in for the lead early in the first half.

Senior Kiersten Brown scored Wall’s second with about six minutes left in the first half before Hartz nearly made it 3-0 after several point-blank shots that Rumson-Fair Haven’s junior keeper Katie Walls and a defender did well to stop.

Walls finished with six saves for Rumson-Fair Haven (11-8-2) while junior goalie Saige Santa Cruz made four saves for Wall.

“We had an incredible group of girls this year,” said Rumson-Fair Haven coach Megan Heerwagen Rizzitello. “After a challenging season, this team and especially these seniors were hungry to add to their already-impressive resume as 2022 A Central Public Division Champions and 2020 Regional Champions. Unfortunately, it didn’t end the way we hoped.”

The girls’ state finals for Group 1 and Group 2 will be on Nov. 12 at Kean University in Union.

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Orr’s 3 TDs, strong defense leads Rumson-Fair Haven past Oakcrest and into SJG2 final

Run the ball and play defense – the duo that has brought Rumson-Fair Haven great success over the years.After working on the staff as an assistant, Jeremy Schulte took over as head coach and his team is buying in once during his first season at the helm.Alastair Orr scored three touchdowns as second-seeded Rumson used a big second half to run away from third-seeded Oakcrest 28-6 in the semifinal round of the South Jersey, Group 2 playoffs in Rumson.“We wanted to come out and we wanted to run the ball,” ...

Run the ball and play defense – the duo that has brought Rumson-Fair Haven great success over the years.

After working on the staff as an assistant, Jeremy Schulte took over as head coach and his team is buying in once during his first season at the helm.

Alastair Orr scored three touchdowns as second-seeded Rumson used a big second half to run away from third-seeded Oakcrest 28-6 in the semifinal round of the South Jersey, Group 2 playoffs in Rumson.

“We wanted to come out and we wanted to run the ball,” Schulte said. “A lot of people said we weren’t able to run the ball this year and we wanted to show that we could. They did exactly what we asked them to do.”

The Bulldogs will travel to take on top-seeded Raritan in the championship next Friday.

It was a defensive struggle early on as the game began with three consecutive punts. In the second quarter, Rumson (6-4) began showing off its areas of expertise.

Oakcrest (7-4) landed in the red zone following a 22-yard connection from Isaac Kane to Aldrich Doe, who finished with six catches for 54 yards. Two plays later, Nick Costello forced a fumble and was able to recover it himself.

“It changed all the momentum,” Schulte said. “You felt it on the sideline. As soon as that happened, it just switched. The nice thing was we were able to build off it and get a touchdown before the half. That allowed us to come out and control the clock as much as we could.”

This led to Orr’s first score of the game and gave Rumson a 7-0 lead heading into the break. The junior running back totaled 107 yards to go along with his three scores.

“Adversity happens all the time,” Oakcrest head coach Michael Forest said. “We just have to be able to respond and for the most part, we were able to respond. We kept our heads a lot longer. Our guys didn’t give up. We were able to fight.”

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Rumson would score on its first possession of the second half to gain control. From the early moments, field position played a role in the contest and that continued over the final two quarters.

The Bulldogs began two drives in Oakcrest territory and turned them both into touchdowns. Of course, led by a strong offensive line.

“Of all the groups on our team, they’ve made the most progress,” Schulte said. “All five of them started for the first time on the varsity level in week one. Now, 10 games in, were able to do what we did. They’ve been tremendous.”

Jaleel Williams scored the lone touchdown of the afternoon for Oakcrest. It was eliminated by Rumson in the quarterfinal of the Central Jersey, Group 3 playoffs last season after a year where it won three games.

In 2022, Oakcrest was able to win seven games and continue its rise as a program.

“The kids put in the work,” Forest said. “You can see it. People are seeing the improvement. As coaches and players we want so much more.”

“Oakcrest is here. We’re here to stay now. We’ll be in the playoffs again. We’re going to continue to keep getting better. We’re going to be in the lab and figuring out how we can get better and just be ready for next year. Next season starts tomorrow.”

Brayden Dill rushed 18 times for 73 yards and one touchdown. The two-headed monster in the backfield will lead Rumson against a Shore Conference foe that also thrives on the ground.

On Friday night in Raritan, fans will watch a game that will be won and lost in the trenches.

“It’s never easy going to Raritan,” Schulte said. “We haven’t played them in a long time. Anthony Petruzzi runs a great program. Very similar to us. They like to run the ball and play good defense. They’re going to be well-coached and well-rounded. I think it’s going to be a good game.”

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Fair Haven Says ‘Not So Fast’ to Fast Food

FAIR HAVEN – What is the definition of a fast food restaurant?Reporting on behalf of the Fair Haven Restaurant Committee during an Aug. 15 meeting of the governing body, zoning board attorney Michael A. Irene aimed to set the record straight by recommending an overhaul of existing regulatory language that will slow the roll, bun or taco shell of any fast food establishment seeking sanctuary within the municipality.In response to a contentious application for a Dunkin’ coffee shop – which opened its doors in th...

FAIR HAVEN – What is the definition of a fast food restaurant?

Reporting on behalf of the Fair Haven Restaurant Committee during an Aug. 15 meeting of the governing body, zoning board attorney Michael A. Irene aimed to set the record straight by recommending an overhaul of existing regulatory language that will slow the roll, bun or taco shell of any fast food establishment seeking sanctuary within the municipality.

In response to a contentious application for a Dunkin’ coffee shop – which opened its doors in the borough’s primary River Road business district in December 2020 – Irene described the committee’s 2-plus-year process of existing ordinance review, case law study, community engagement and the scrutiny of language that has now barred any future fast food establishments from setting up shop in Fair Haven.

“Our concern was the use of the land, not the user,” Irene said. “The effort was to fine-tune the language. And, after that process, in the ordinance, fast food restaurants, drive-thru restaurants and drive-thru windows are now prohibited.”

Irene said the biggest question the committee needed to answer was how to define what a fast food restaurant is, and to do so in a manner would not impact any current community establishments like ice cream parlors and delis.

The newly adopted verbiage defines such an eatery as:

“…An establishment or business essentially designed to quickly prepare, package and dispense to customers for quick and ready consumption a limited or uniform or standardized variety of food and beverage products; and where the menu and/or practices of the establishment or business are generally prescribed by contractual franchise or other such agreements to facilitate rapid service and turnover of customers…”

Despite a shallow pool of zoning case law to glean information from, Irene said the committee recognized its Fair Haven community while examining a 1964 New Jersey Supreme Court case originating from the borough of Fair Lawn.

“In this case, Fair Lawn is described as a community that is residential in nature, with several business districts surrounded by heavily developed residential areas. That sounds like Fair Haven,” Irene said. “The grounds they used for banning fast food restaurants by ordinance stemmed from concerns about rowdiness, traffic, noise, litter and public safety. That sounds a lot like Fair Haven. In trial court the ordinance was struck down, but the Supreme Court said, ‘You can regulate any piece of land as long as… the regulations you impose are legitimate and reasonably tailored to your circumstances.’ ”

Irene also quoted a 2006 case in Saddle Brook in which the municipality already had Burger King, McDonald’s and KFC franchises, but drew the line when a Wendy’s application came before its zoning board.

The committee also used precedent set by a 2019 case from Jersey City in which the new mayor established an ordinance prohibiting chain restaurants from operating in redevelopment zones with at least 10 residential units that were within 300 miles of another franchise location.

“The reason, we found, that there’s such little case law on land use issues regarding fast food restaurants is because the notion of restaurants has evolved so quickly over the years,” Irene said. “Years ago, it was table service and fast food. Then you added causal, and fast casual, and so many little subcategories. And so many of the ordinances across the state have failed to keep pace with the evolution.”

Irene also noted most modern, detailed ordinances related to fast food came from communities located along highways.

Council member Meghan Chrisener-Keefe questioned whether the newly adopted verbiage – namely the word “quickly” used to describe the preparation, packaging and distribution of food – created a gray area that would place an undue burden on zoning board officers.

She also expressed concern that the language could dissuade potential restaurant applicants from exploring Fair Haven as an option.

“I’m wondering if there were discussions about whether or not these definitions could be easily digested by restaurant owners? If someone is considering four towns to establish their business, and they’re concerned about the verbiage, they may just take their operation elsewhere where there is a clear fit,” Chrisener-Keefe said.

Irene said the committee took time to carefully craft the regulatory language and test it against previously established community eateries, as well as any future applicants, to ensure there were no conflicts.

“The goal was to fine-tune the language enough to regulate against what we intended to regulate: the fast food restaurant. Not restaurants,” Irene said. “We would love to have had language we could simply pull out. We would love to have been able to replace Fair Lawn or Saddle Brook with Fair Haven and call it a day. But for the sake of our community establishments already here, we just couldn’t do that.”

The article originally appeared in the August 25 – 31, 2022 print edition of The Two River Times.

Principal Now At The Helm Of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

RUMSON, NJ —Stephen Sarles has begun his new role as principal of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. But he has been an integral part of the district for 11 years now, as well as a top educator in other area school districts.“I’m delighted to continue to grow and make an impact here at RFH, a school that truly has the best kids. They look out for each other, they have fun together and they love to learn. The sense of community here at RFH is like no other and I look forward to continuing to foster such in the ye...

RUMSON, NJ —Stephen Sarles has begun his new role as principal of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. But he has been an integral part of the district for 11 years now, as well as a top educator in other area school districts.

“I’m delighted to continue to grow and make an impact here at RFH, a school that truly has the best kids. They look out for each other, they have fun together and they love to learn. The sense of community here at RFH is like no other and I look forward to continuing to foster such in the years ahead,” Sarles said in a statement provided by the district.

As he takes on this new position, Sarles will draw on his 28 years of experience in education, more than 11 of which have been spent at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, the school district said in a statement. Sarles was appointed by the Board of Education for the position at a May 10 meeting at a salary of $167,000.

Sarles holds a master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and a bachelor’s degree in Latin and Classical Archaeology and began his teaching career at the university level before becoming a shared Latin teacher at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional and neighboring Red Bank Regional in 1998, a bio provided by the district says.

He spent the next twelve years as a Latin and Advanced Placement Art History teacher at Red Bank Regional where he was honored as “Teacher of Year” in 2005 and became the school's first International Baccalaureate Coordinator.

From there, Sarles entered administration, assuming the role of Supervisor of World Cultures in the Ocean Township School District and oversaw the World Language Department for grades 1 through 12 and the Social Studies Department for grades 6 through 12.

In December of 2013, Sarles became Rumson-Fair Haven Regional's vice principal, the role he has held until now. Sarles has been a Monmouth County resident for the past 24 years and currently lives in Oceanport with his wife and three sons.

Sarles’ appointment concludes a principal search process that began upon notice by Kevin Pfister of his resignation last spring, the district said in its news release.

Sarles’ previous role, vice principal, will be filled by Meredith Brow in mid-August. Brow will be joining the district from the Brick Township public school system where she has served as high school vice principal and elementary school principal. Brow’s prior teaching experience was in fine arts, graphic design, and digital photography.

Sarles noted, “I’m very excited to be working with Meredith. Her varied experiences and perspectives will be welcome and valuable additions to all of the wonderful things we are already doing here at RFH.”

In all of his previous roles, Sarles has modeled "the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and ethics for all students and has demonstrated his knowledge and passion as an instructional leader" the district said in its statement.

Superintendent Darren Groh and the Board of Education "are excited for what the future holds for RFH under Sarles’ and Brow’s leadership," the statement said.

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