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Mr Kent Bania joined the Nutley Public Schools as Superintendent in July 2022.

Mr. Bania was Acting Superintendent in Spring 2021 and, since 2020, has been Nutley’s Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Bania joined the district’s Central Office in the fall of 2016 in the role of Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, 6-12.

During Mr. Bania’s tenure as a Central Office administrator, Nutley High School transitioned to the rotating block schedule and the district pivoted to virtual instruction during the COVID pandemic. In addition, the district utilized and organized grant monies to upgrade air quality, extend learning spaces, increase mental health services, add staff in critical areas to extend the learning day and provide summer academies for support. Mr. Bania, in conjunction with Mrs. Janine Loconsolo, created and led monthly virtual parent academies for information regarding the standards-based report card, HIB policy and procedure, social and emotional learning initiatives, updates to the social studies curriculum and program, security updates, and the district’s gifted and talented program.  

From 2009 through 2016, Mr. Bania was Nutley’s Science Coordinator. In this role, he was a member of the strategic plan development team, the primary contact for hiring science department staff, and responsible for providing professional development and instruction strategies for the science department.

Mr. Bania began his career in education as a science teacher at Nutley High School and John Walker Middle School in 1999. In addition, Mr. Bania coached lacrosse at Nutley High School and Montclair State University. 

Mr. Bania holds his BS in Environmental Science from Cook College/Rutgers University and his MS in Biology/Science Education from Montclair State University.  He also holds his MA in Educational Leadership from Lamar University and his New Jersey Superintendent certificate. He lives in Essex County with his wife and their two young daughters. 


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.