Principal's Page


Thomas McGuire, Principal

Bishop McHugh Regional School

With a talent for connecting with people, and an expertise in the fine details of educational excellence, Principal Thomas McGuire has been at the helm of Bishop McHugh Regional School for seven years. Whether it’s conceiving a new program to help students reach their greatest potential, or setting up extra support for those who need the help, Mr. McGuire dedicates the time and attention necessary to help others succeed.

He came to Bishop McHugh School from Jersey City, where he served as Assistant Principal of Our Lady of Czestochowa and Little Harbor Academy. In that role, Mr. McGuire provided leadership to motivate and inspire 55 faculty/staff and enhance the educational environment for 400 students. He led the professional development program, and served as mentor, coach and trusted point of contact for teachers and staff.

As an educational administrator in his previous positions, Mr. McGuire monitored performance data and proposed solutions to improve outcomes. He defined and implemented curriculum strategy for preschool. In addition, McGuire provided K-8 students with rigorous and engaging courses in STEM, Project-Based Learning and various content areas. He also improved capabilities of first- and second-year teachers by coordinating new teacher induction programs, and serving as an accessible point of contact for coaching and development.

Prior to being a principal, Mr. McGuire served as an assistant principal, teacher leader, elementary and middle school teacher, athletic coach and trainer.

Mr. McGuire holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Rider University. He has a State of New Jersey certification as a principal, supervisor, teacher, and EMT, along with other professional certifications and credentials. In addition, McGuire has professional membership in the NCEA, as well as NAESP, NAEMT, NATA, and AASA. He has lectured nationally on STREAM through the lens of Project-Based Learning, Understanding by Design, and Safety and Medical Issues in Catholic School Education. 

Mr. McGuire is a caring educator who truly believes in meeting the needs of the whole child and supports all involved as they work in service to the children.