Assistant Superintendent of
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Mridula Bajaj has been serving as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment for Mount Laurel Schools since July 2022. A graduate of Delhi University, India where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honors and a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry, Mrs. Bajaj pursued advanced coursework in educational administration at Rutgers, New Brunswick and NJ EXCEL, Monroe. She holds multiple certifications, including supervisor, principal and chief school administrator.
Mrs. Bajaj began her educational career as a high school chemistry teacher at Delhi Public School, New Delhi, India. She also taught at the Indian Central School in Kuwait. In 2001, Mrs. Bajaj was recruited by the Newark Public Schools in New Jersey to teach chemistry at Science Park High School, a 7th-12th grade magnet school for science, math and technology and, in 2007, assumed the administrative post of Chairperson of Science. In 2013, Mrs. Bajaj was appointed as the K-12 Supervisor of Science, Industrial Tech. and Family & Consumer Science for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Superintendent for the Mount Laurel Schools, Mrs. Bajaj served simultaneously as District Supervisor of Professional Development, Testing and Assessment, and District Supervisor of Science for the Princeton Public Schools.
If one takes a closer look at the alchemy of the achieving person, two distinct virtues pop up: pioneering spirit and vision. Evidenced throughout her career, Mrs. Bajaj has embodied these virtues. With a unique worldview, coupled with an impressive background, Mridula Bajaj is a dynamic leader and a devoted servant educator. She is a strong advocate of making STEM education accessible to all and has furthered this mission through her varied leadership roles.
Mrs. Bajaj has been honored as “the most influential teacher” by a 2006 Star Ledger Scholar and was bestowed with the 2008 Edward J. Merrill award by the American Chemical Society for being a distinguished teacher of high school chemistry. In February 2022, Mrs. Bajaj was selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning to serve as Fulbright Specialist for a tenure of four years. The Fulbright Specialist Program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures, while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.