Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 732-792-7300, x8538 or x8502


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History, Rutgers University; B.S. Administration of Justice, Rutgers University; M.A. Social Studies Education, Rutgers University; M.A. Education Administration, Caldwell College; Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Seton Hall University.

Dr. Charles B. Sampson

Dr. Sampson began his tenure as Superintendent of the Freehold Regional High School District on June 6, 2011. Previously, Dr. Sampson served as Superintendent of the Verona Public Schools. As Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sampson oversees all school-related matters regarding curriculum and instruction, personnel, staff training, facilities planning, and budget development. Under Dr. Sampson’s guidance, the Freehold Regional High School District was named one of “America’s Best-in-State Employers” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine.

Dr. Sampson spent the majority of his career in Essex County, New Jersey, beginning as a social studies instructor at Livingston High School. Dr. Sampson has worked in a variety of administrative capacities, including the positions of Social Studies Supervisor, K-12, Assistant Principal for curricular initiatives, scheduling and facilities oversight, High School Principal, and Superintendent. Dr. Sampson served as the President of the Garden State Coalition of Schools, a network of approximately 100 high-performing New Jersey school districts dedicated to quality education for all. Dr. Sampson also serves as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, where he instructs classes on change leadership, supervision, and ethical decision-making. As a Superintendent, Dr. Sampson was selected as one of 100 Future-Ready Superintendents by the Department of Educational Technology in 2014 and had the opportunity to represent the FRHSD at the White House. Additionally, Dr. Sampson has been a proud member of the Panasonic Foundation Network of New Jersey Superintendents since 2009, was recognized by the College Board for outstanding leadership for the Middle States Region, was one of three superintendents selected by the Governor to serve on the Common Core Standards Review Committee and was honored by the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce with the Chairman’s Award for contributions to the Monmouth County Community. Dr. Sampson was named Monmouth County Superintendent of the Year in 2017 and the New Jersey Region II Superintendent of the Year in 2018. Dr. Sampson served as the President of the Monmouth County Superintendent’s Roundtable in 2020-2021. Dr. Sampson was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators in May 2022. 

Dr. Sampson earned a B.A. in History as well as a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University, an M.A. in Social Studies Education from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Education Administration from Caldwell College, and his Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University where his studies focused upon the impact of course-taking patterns in high school mathematics.

Superintendent's Goals

  • District Goals 

    1. Successfully implement the FRHSD Strategic Plan and support action plans within each of the four foundational areas.
      1. Whole Child
      2. Equity and Opportunity
      3. Student Growth and Learning
      4. Community Partnerships
    2. Successfully implement and support the two district goals.
      1. We will implement student-centered instruction to challenge students to think critically, collaborate, creatively problem-solve, and communicate with their peers.
      2. We will maximize opportunities for students to achieve individual student goals.

Office of the Superintendent

  • Ms. Lauren O'Connor
    Executive Secretary


    Contact Dr. Sampson here

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