Principal's Message


Melissa Goad

Dear Families,

I am so pleased to welcome you to the Patrick McGaheran School website! It is truly my pleasure to be the principal at Patrick McGaheran School, and to work with our youngest learners every day.

PMG is a special place, where our students are welcomed into the world of education, and we are able to provide a warm and welcoming learning early childhood environment for children in kindergarten, first and second grades. We are proud to cater to our young learners’ needs and we recognize the uniqueness of each child stemming from his/her prior experiences, rate of developmental growth, and individual needs and interests.

At PMG, students are empowered to become kind, caring citizens through challenging academic curricula based on state and national standards. Our students are presented with a program of study that includes a balanced literacy approach with an emphasis on reading and writing skills. Basic literacy skills are emphasized and taught through use of high interest, leveled literature books. Mathematics is taught through working with hands-on activities, manipulatives and solving real problems. We strive to support children in developing their love of learning.

At Patrick McGaheran School, we address the social growth of children through use of the Responsive Classroom approach. The school lives by three basic social guidelines that strike at the core of life for children and staff at PMG:

  • Take care of yourself
  • Take care of others
  • Take care of the environment

I hope that you are able to take some time to explore our website and learn more about our school and district. I am happy to help you in any way; if I can be of assistance, please reach out to our school! I look forward to working in partnership with you to help your child to learn and grow.


Melissa Goad, Principal


School Information

Welcome to Patrick McGaheran School!
63 Allerton Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: (908) 735-5151
Fax: (908) 730-7744

Mrs. Melissa Goad
Phone: (908) 735-5151 x201

  Start Time End Time
Regular Hours 8:55 3:15
Early Dismissal 8:55 12:55
Delayed Opening 10:55 3:15

Summer Hours

All CTSD buildings will be open Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm.
To register a new student please contact the BOE office at 908-236-7235 to set up an appointment.

School Status

Schools are Open

Recent News

IPM Plan


HIB Information

Anti-Bullying Information
Anti-Bullying Policy
HIB Grades 
CTSD Official HIB Self-Assessment Grade Report 15-16

Anti-Bullying Specialist
Alex Ruttenberg
63 Allerton Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833

Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Melissa Goad
Patrick McGaheran School
63 Allerton Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833