About Me

Biographical information

I am Mrs. Lenore M. Kingsmore, Principal, of Henry Hudson Regional School. It is a privilege to be your Principal.  I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and began my teaching career in Midland Park High School, Midland Park, NJ. It is a school just like Henry Hudson (grades 7-12). I taught every level of history. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Counselor Education from Kean University and became a middle school counselor in the East Brunswick School District. After obtaining my supervisor’s certificate and Director of Student Personnel Services certificate, I was hired as a high school counselor and then Supervisor K-12 in the Sayreville School District. Being a resident of Monmouth County for many years, I had always wanted to be closer to the school where I worked. Prior to coming to Henry Hudson Regional, I was the Director of Student Personnel Services at Red Bank Regional High School for five years. During my tenure as Director, I attended an accelerated master’s program, which enabled me to obtain my Principal and Chief School Administrator’s Standard certificates.

In 2016, I was awarded the coveted NJ Visionary Leadership Award for Secondary Principals and the NASSP/MetLife Principal of the Year! I was honored officially at the NJPSA Fall Conference in October, 2016. Prior to the award ceremony, I traveled with the other 49 principals of the year to Washington, DC to visit with US Department of Education and the President. I feel truly honored by this award and plan to represent the best of New Jersey to the rest of the country. I owe this award to my talented staff, gifted students and supportive parents. I am also grateful to my superintendent and Board of Education for allowing me to compete for this esteemed honor.

Since receiving this award, HHRS has been awarded Middle States Accreditation, Innovative Program Awards for TecXcellence for the Game Design Program, STEAM Academy and Therapy Dog Program for students with special needs.  All of this recognition is due to the talented and dedicated staff, students and parents of Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, NJ. I feel truly blessed to work in these two communities for the past 11 years!