Scott Moffitt, the superintendent of the Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD), is the new president of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools (NJCCVTS).
The Council is the non-profit advocacy association representing the state’s 21 county vocational-technical school districts. Voting members are the superintendents of the districts.
Moffitt’s two-year term as president began July 1. He has served as an officer of the Council since 2011.
“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead this dynamic organization,” Moffitt said.
“Public policy leaders in New Jersey and throughout the nation are now recognizing the value of 21st century career and technical education. Career-focused programs that expand opportunities for students and strengthen the economy by addressing the skills gap are critical for our state,” he said.
“This is a very exciting time for county vocational-technical schools as we expand the CTE opportunities for all types of students,” Moffitt said. “We are fortunate to have such strong support from state and county officials and the business community.”
Other new Council officers
The Council also elected a new team of officers and executive committee members for two-year terms that began on July 1. They are:
President-elect: Michael Dicken, Superintendent, Gloucester County Institute of Technology
Vice-President: Dr. Chrys Harttraft, Superintendent, Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools
Secretary: John R. Swain, Superintendent, Salem County Vocational Technical Schools
Treasurer: Dr. Christopher Nagy, Superintendent, Burlington County Institute of Technology
Patricia Fitzgerald, Superintendent, Camden County Technical Schools Executive Committee (at large)
Dr. Kimberly Metz, Superintendent, Hunterdon County Vocational School District (at large)
Timothy McCorkell, Superintendent, Monmouth County Vocational School District (past president)
Dr. Howard Lerner, Superintendent, Bergen County Technical Schools (past president)
Dr. Philip Guenther, Superintendent, Atlantic County Institute of Technology (past president)
Frank Gargiulo, Superintendent, Hudson County Schools of Technology (past president)
Diana Lobosco, Superintendent, Passaic County Technical Institute (past president)
Scott Moffitt background
Scott Moffitt joined the Morris County Vocational School District in January 2004 as the business administrator/board secretary. He was named assistant superintendent in 2008, and has been in his current position since 2010.
Under his leadership, the Morris County School of Technology (MCST) was honored for its academic excellence as National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education in 2013.
In addition, the Morris County Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering and MCST have both been included on U.S. News and World Report’s and Newsweek’s lists of top high schools in New Jersey and the nation.
Moffitt began his career with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), where he held various roles in the Office of Innovative Programs and Practices and was the acting manager of the Charter Schools Office. He has also served as director of the Alexander Hamilton Charter School in Paterson, and as the NJDOE Morris County Business Administrator.
In recent years, he has been actively involved in NJDOE’s career readiness initiative to improve student preparation for the 21st century world of work.
He is currently a key member of the state’s newly-established Career Pathways Task Force, which facilitates collaboration between state education and workforce agencies to prioritize high-skill, high-demand career pathways for high school students.
Moffitt is vice-president of the executive committee of the Morris County Association of School Administrators, and serves on the Morris, Sussex, and Warren County Workforce Investment Board.
He holds a master’s degree in public administration (with a specialization in management) from New York University, and a BA in political science from Rutgers University.
Off campus, he enjoys spending time with his family and his three young children. He serves as a volunteer coach with his children’s sports organizations, is an avid fisherman and likes to play golf when time permits.