• Mr. James Hintenach


    Chief School Administrator (CSA)
    jhintenach@frenchtownschool.org
    (908)996-2751


    Mr. Hintenach is a graduate of Delaware Valley High School.  He resides in Holland Township with his wife and two children.  Just like many parents, he fully understands the challenges that each academic year brings and locating that right balance, which is not always easy.  A nurturing school is integral in supporting students and their families.

    As a leader in special education for most of his career, he collaborated with students, child study teams, and parents to establish what approach makes sense for the most challenged student.  Likewise, as a coach in this community, he strives to match every player with a role in the team within which they can build confidence and realize new accomplishments.  Identifying the daily motivation of each student, regardless of academic level, is instrumental in determining opportunities for a child’s future.  These interests can be the foundational building block for your child as they transcend into their personal best performance as a student. 

    Mr. H. knows that the Frenchtown School and Community are well known for their PRIDE. He supports that pride by collaborating with his team of professional staff to ensure that each student thrives in the classroom, has extra-curricular interests, and ultimately grows into a productive member of our community.

    “Every Child Learning Every Day” is our goal; one that ensures that the students of Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and be challenged with clear expectations every day.  Mr. H. encourages all students to approach each day with a positive attitude and be open to new experiences.  One of his personal goals is to develop relationships with each student to better understand what interests them so that we can best support and prepare your child for the future.  Mr. H's motto is:  “Be Awesome.”  He and his team will challenge each student to be their best version of ‘being awesome’  each day. 


    Please be sure to check out this brochure for information regarding the FES Mission Statement, School History, School Climate, and Community Partnerships.   We are excited to currently be working with Yoga Loka and Rt. 29 Studio on student activities.