Explore Staff Bios

Allyson Krone, Principal
Allyson “Ally” Krone, recently appointed Principal at Explore Middle School, has been a part of the Hudson County Schools of Technology School District since 2000. Originally an English teacher at County Prep High School, Ms. Krone moved into a supervisor role in the project-based Academy of Architecture and Contemporary Themes (AACT) in High Tech High School in 2008. In 2010, she took on the role of Assistant Principal at High Tech, where she has since helped to guide the school towards continued academic and career and technical success. A proponent of constructivist education practices, Ms. Krone strives to promote hands-on, academically rigorous learning opportunities. A believer in the value of academic risk-taking and interest-driven learning, Ms. Krone is a naturally collaborative leader whose door is open for all students, staff and parents. In addition to her role in the HCST District, Ms. Krone is an adjunct professor of Literacy Education at New Jersey City University. Beyond the school campus, Ms. Krone can be found spending time at her Jersey City home with her dog, Thunder, or taking advantage of the rich arts and cultural scene throughout Hudson County and New York City.