South Brunswick will honor a lifetime of service to township students Tuesday evening during a farewell ceremony for a longtime district educator. A tribute will be held at Crossroads South Middle School to honor Principal Raymond Tucholski, who will be retiring after 36 years in South Brunswick.
“It has been an amazing journey,” Tucholski said in his farewell letter home to parents. “I hope I have left a thumbprint and impact on child’s lives that I have served and that I have been instrumental in kid’s success."
After receiving his Bachelor’s in Education from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, Tucholski went on to Rutgers and gained a Masters in Administration and Supervision. During the 1976-77 school year, the veteran educator began an extensive teaching career in South Brunswick.
Besides being a math teacher and now principal for the past five years, Tucholski has also contributed to high school athletics in South Brunswick, as he coached football and softball.
In 1986, he stepped down as math chairperson and became the first athletic coordinator at the middle school, as he was responsible for organizing interscholastic athletic events. Tucholski also served as an assistant principal at Crossroads South before becoming principal.
“The people in South Brunswick have been very supportive and encouraging," Tucholski said "I have been blessed to have a career I love for the past 36 years.”
The farewell tribute to Tucholski will be held on Tuesday (June 12) at located at 195 Major Road in Monmouth Junction starting at 6 p.m. The event is for all Crossroads families, teachers and staff.