The Morris County Council of Education Associations has named Dr. Denis Mulroony, Parsippany High School principal, as its 2017 administrator recipient of the MCCEA Friends of Education Award. The prize is bestowed annually on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to public education in Morris County. Winners are chosen from among community members, businesses, local leaders, parent organizations, administrators or others who have made significant, extraordinary contributions to public education.
In his letter of nomination, Dr. Mulroony was commended for “creating a supportive school community in which students, teachers, support staff and administrators alike have united to form an interactive team that has come to be the Parsippany High School family.” It went on to say, “Through his many service nights for students and the public, his pride in the school community and his tireless and motivating personal participation in nearly all aspects of school life, he has demonstrated time and again his impact on students, public employees, parents, and the community far above and beyond what his duties as principal entail.”
Dr. Mulroony, who is a graduate of Parsippany High School, began serving as principal in the fall of 2013 following a term as principal of Lake Parsippany elementary school. He was previously a vice principal of PHS, where he began his career in Parsippany as a teacher of English.
The MCCEA is a county wide organization comprised of the local education association chapters of the New Jersey Education Association, which includes the PTHEA. The award will be presented to Dr. Mulroony before educators from across the county at a formal dinner on March 29.