Phone: 856-582-3535 ext. 5304


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts - Educational Administration from Seton Hall University Bachelor of Arts - Elementary Education and Psychology from Rowan University


Dear CRMS Families,


I am so excited to be the third principal of Chestnut Rudge Middle School!  I want to thank Mr. Barnes for all he has done for CRMS and wish him well in his retirement!

My philosophy as an administrator is to establish a learning environment where students can feel secure, enjoy their school, and grow as individuals as a result of their positive classroom and co-curricular experiences. To reach this end, the administration must establish a climate of high staff morale, which results in a comfortable atmosphere for everyone associated with Chestnut Ridge. I believe that each student will be successful in this environment. We also strive to make children feel important and accepted by their peers. Consequently, there is no room for teasing, bullying, or harassing at Chestnut Ridge.

I encourage every student to get involved in at least one after school activity. We offer a wide range of activities for our students that go well beyond the typical classroom setting. I believe that these activities help the students grow as individuals and allow them to make new friends and work cooperatively with one another. I am truly fortunate and proud to be the principal of Chestnut Ridge Middle School, and I thoroughly enjoy working with the students and staff each day.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a question or concern. I can be reached at 856-582-3535 or at


Ms. Theresa M. Pietrowski, CRMS Principal