Commissioner, Department of Education
Dr. Lamont O. Repollet was appointed Acting Commissioner of Education by the New Jersey State Board of Education on January 29, 2018. After receiving unanimous Senate confirmation, he was sworn in by Governor Phil D. Murphy on June 19, 2018 as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education.
As Commissioner, Dr. Repollet has worked to redesign the Department of Education to what he calls “DOE 2.0.” He is transitioning the Department to become a model organization, strengthen teaching leading and learning, and increase educational equity for students across New Jersey.
He has also led the charge to transition to the next generation of assessments, which involved receiving input from stakeholders across the state.
From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Repollet served as superintendent of the Asbury Park School District. As a transformational leader, he implemented new instructional and organizational approaches in the district. During his tenure as superintendent, Dr. Repollet set a culture of high expectations, such as introducing a pre-K to grade 12 Literacy Intervention and Leadership Development Initiative. This, along with other innovative programs, helped increase the graduation rate by 30 percent.
Throughout his career in education, Dr. Repollet has earned honors and recognition from civic and charitable organizations. He was recognized as the 2018 Educator of the Year by the Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He was bestowed with an Annual Leadership Award by The New Jersey Chapter of the National Black MBA Association and a Community Service Award by Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park.
Dr. Repollet earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He received his master’s in Education Administration from Kean University, and his bachelor's in communications from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College). He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and mentor for the Sigma Beta Club.
He resides in Somerset with his wife and two daughters.