Dr. Christopher Conklin, who joined the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District in July 2021, was a classroom teacher for several years, a member of the Child Student Team as the Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant for several years, served as a school and/or district administrator for over 20 years, and taught graduate level classes as an adjunct professor at William Paterson University for over 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, two master’s degrees from New Jersey City University and a Doctorate of Education from Northcentral University. He has been married for over 23 years, has two “adult” children, and a rescue dog named Daizy. His wife is a high school art teacher. Both of Dr. Conklin's children attend Montclair State University, one as a graduate student, and the other as an undergraduate. Dr. Conklin plays golf in his free time and enjoys taking Daizy for walks.