School Leadership Team

school leadership team April Gonzalez

As an alumnus of the South Brunswick School District, I feel both proud and privileged to serve as a leader in our school community. I am especially honored to serve as Principal of the Indian Fields and Dayton School. South Brunswick has been my home for many years. I attended South Brunswick Schools K-12 and resided in Kendall Park and Dayton. I graduated from Montclair State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in both English and Psychology and I began my career in education at South Brunswick
High School as an English teacher. During those years, I earned a master’s degree from Marygrove College and supervisor’s certification from The College of New Jersey. After eighteen years in the classroom, I became Supervisor of English and Social Studies and served in that role for eight years before becoming the Assistant
Principal for Academic Leadership at South Brunswick High School. I have served on several state committees, I have presented at national conferences, and I received awards including the South Brunswick Education Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award, The College of New Jersey Teacher of the Year Nominee, and the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Philadelphia. I was also recognized in Who’s Who of America’s Teachers. 

Throughout my years as an educator in South Brunswick, I have completely enjoyed working with faculty, staff, parents, and students to support an environment of caring, learning, and growing. I am committed to working in collaboration to ensure that our children progress as learners and grow academically, socially, and emotionally within a supportive environment.
school leadership team Carol Piza
Assistant Principal

I am very pleased to be a part of the Indian Fields School community in the role of Assistant Principal. My education includes graduating from the College of Mount Saint Vincent with a degree in English and Elementary Education. I advanced my studies by attaining an M.A. in Special Education with a concentration in learning disabilities from the College of New Rochelle and completing a Masters in Educational Leadership with High Honors from Rider University. I have taught as an adjunct graduate school professor at Rider University.

My teaching experience in the South Brunswick School District includes teaching language arts and special education. I have also worked as an administrator in our district in the role of Special Education Supervisor - Preschool through Grade 8 and then as Coordinator of Special Education Services. For the past four years, I have worked as an Assistant Principal in our district.

I achieved certification for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in Language Arts in 2000, was recognized as the recipient of the Governor's Teacher Award, and was named to Who's Who in American Teachers.

I appreciate the opportunity to work with students so that they can achieve their fullest potential socially, emotionally, and academically. It is a privilege to work with such a talented staff that truly understands early childhood learners in a community that values high academic achievement for all of its students.