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Dr. Anthony Dragona, Ed.D., RSBA

School Business Administrator,
Union City Public Schools
15 Year Member
Board of Directors
Most Valuable Member Silver

School Business Administrator,
Union City Public Schools

Bio

Anthony Dragona, Ed.D., is a product of the Union City School District in Union City, NJ, and has 42nd year of service to the district. The school district demographics reveal a footprint of 1.4 sq. miles, home to 72,000 residents, 14,500 students and 15 schools, 94% of students English is their second language. Dragona has planned and opened 8 new schools valued over $400 million, additionally one school is currently under construction and one more is scheduled to break ground in 2018. An enhanced student nutrition programs, using the Community Eligibility Provision provides students three free meals daily.

In addition, Dragona has serverd as an adjunct professor of Educational Technology at New Jersey City University, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. He earned a Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. He served as President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials and the recipient of the 2009 ASBO Intl. Distinguished Eagle Award. In additon to School Business organizations, Dragona also has been a featured conference speaker for Filemaker, the Consortium for School Networking, Technology Education conference, and the New Jersey School Board Association. He has also written articles for a variety of publications including American School Board Journal, Key Post Magazine, and School Leader Magazine. Mr. Dragona currently resides in Glen Rock, NJ and has two sons, Anthony (25) and Alex (21).

Education

Nova South Eastern University
Florida, United States
Ed D. Organizational Leadership, 2014
Organizational Leadership and School Business Management
2008 To 2014
Dissertation: An Interstate Evaluation of the Relationship Between Educational Funding Source and Economic-Based Educational Disparity
Advisor: Dr. Noel Gray

New Jersey City University
New Jersey, United States
Master Degree, 1982
Urban Education - Principal/Supervisor Certification, School Business Administrator and School Administrator (Superintendent) Certificaton
1980 To 1986

Job History

Union City Board of Education
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Union City, NJ
January 1998 - present

Union City Board of Education
Asst.Principal - District Level - Student Database Administrator
Union City, NJ
January 1985 - January 1998

Union City Board of Education
Principal - Roosevelt Elementary School -K-8 - 740 Student
July 1982 - June 1985

Union City Board of Education
Social Studies Teacher
Union City, NJ, United States
September 1975 - July 1982

Geographical Region

Northeast

Job Classification

Chief School Business Official

Credentials

RSBA