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Interim superintendent named for Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools

Interim superintendent named for Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools

The Board of Education of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools has appointed Robert P. Mooney as the interim superintendent of Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. His appointment was approved June 30 during a special meeting.

Mooney will serve as interim superintendent while the board of education searches for a permanent superintendent to succeed Dianne Veilleux, who served for four years. The search includes a survey of stakeholders, available on the district home page, www.mcvts.net.

“Our district is in good hands with Mr. Mooney,” said Keith Jones II, president of the MCVTS Board of Education. “He will be a steady hand at the helm while we search for our new leader going forward.”

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to not just help Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools find the best possible person to serve as their new superintendent, but also to help the district continue to move forward during this transition,” Mooney said.

Mooney brings 50 years of teaching and administrative experience, most recently serving as the interim superintendent in Wanaque in Passaic County, where he served from July 2019 to this past June, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before his retirement, he was superintendent of schools in Kearny from 1998 to 2008, and in Hawthorne from 2009 to 2013. He has also served as principal at Clifton High School and Lyndhurst High School. Mooney began his career in education as a teacher at St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, his alma mater.

Robert P. Mooney holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Montclair State University.

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District, the first full-time county vocational school district in the nation, has campuses in East Brunswick, Edison, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, and Woodbridge, offering 34 career majors. The Perth Amboy Campus, the Edison Academy and the Woodbridge Academy have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. The East Brunswick Campus has been designated a National Green Ribbon School in recognition of its “green” curriculum and sustainable building management practices. The district celebrated its centennial in 2014.

8/24/21