Building Administration


The school is led by administrators April Lowe, Principal, and Chris Derflinger, Vice Principal.

imageMs. Lowe is a proud graduate of Delaware State University. Ms. Lowe taught first grade for several years at Parkway School in Ewing Township.  Ms. Lowe graduated from the College of New Jersey with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  While attending the College of New Jersey, she won the Leadership Award for her graduating class.  She was also the recipient of a $25,000 award from the Milken Family Foundation.  This is a very prestigious award for teachers of excellence.   Before arriving to the Hillside Township School District, Ms. Lowe served as Principal for Randolph Township Public Schools.  As she begins her 13th year as an administrator, her goal is to create an optimal learning environment for every student that attends A.P. Morris.  If you have any questions or concerns, Ms. Lowe is always willing to talk or meet with you.  She can be reached at 908 352-7664 EX 5510 or


imageMr. Derflinger is proud to serve as the Vice Principal for A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center. Mr. Derflinger has been an educator in the Hillside Public Schools for the last thirteen years. He started his career in Hillside at A.P. Morris/E.C.C. teaching first grade. He has also taught both third and fifth grades at Hurden Looker Elementary School. Mr. Derflinger received his undergraduate degree from Montclair State University in Elementary Education. Additionally, he has earned a masters degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University, as well as a masters in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. Mr. Derflinger has an open door policy and invites families to come in to meet with him. He can be reached at extension 5490 or at