A. J. Demarest
Supt. Schools, Hoboken, N.
Born at River Edge, N. J. in
1858. Graduated from New Jersey State Normal School and the New York
University. Has had twenty-nine years' experience in the class-room;
twenty-three years principal of grammar schools of Hoboken and Principal of
the high school and ten years Superintendent. Under his progressive,
yet conservative management, the Hoboken schools have grown in efficiency
until they are now looked upon as the leading schools of the state.
During Mr. Demarest's term as Superintendent, he has revolutionized the
school system and has placed it upon a modern and up-to-date basis. He
has enriched the curriculum by the introduction of drawing, sewing, cooking,
modeling and joinery.
He is the joint-author of the New
Education Readers, a series of readers based upon the synthetic, phonic word
Mr. Demarest is a popular
lecturer on educational subjects, his list of subjects being varied and
including the following: The Aim of the New Education; This Profession
of Ours; The art of Thinking; Teaching Beginners to Read; Creating a Taste
for Good Books; A Little Journey Through Book-land; A Study of the
Novel; A Study of the Drama; a Study of Poetry; The Ideal School; This
Country of Ours; Literature in the Grades; At the Rubicon; The Micawbers of
Every Day Life; The Place of Industrial Work in Education; The Three C's in
Source: "Brewer's Directory of School Superintendents and Normal
Principals", In cities with a population above two
thousand Revised to February, 1907 Published by the Orville
Brewer Publishing Co. The Auditorium, Chicago.