Principal

Stuart Barudin, Ed.d.

Dr. Barudin joined Garden Academy as our Principal in February 2018.  Dr. Barudin's academic training includes a B.S. in History and Secondary Education from Boston University, a M.A.T. in Elementary Education as a Teacher Corps Intern at East Tennessee State University and an Ed.D. in Special Education and Educational Administration from the University of Missouri. 

Dr. Barudin's professional experience has gone in three directions.  Since the 1980's, he has been a full-time and college instructor for several universities, including the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers for the past 20 years.  In addition, he has worked as an Educational Program Specialista t the New Jersey Department of Education and was the Principal of the Millburn Regional Day School.  From 1996 through 2018, Dr. Barudin was the Director of Special Services for several New Jersey school districts, including Trenton Public Schools.  

Dr. Barudin has two grown children and two grandchildren.  In his free time, Dr. Barudin travels a great deal and has a special hobby of scuba diving, and is a volunteer diver at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey.