Published on June 20, 2022
Honors Issued by the Morris County Association of School Administrators
as superintendent of Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD), Scott Moffito Has strengthened career and technical education and steadily expanded enrollment in the district’s career-focused programs Morris County Association of School Administrators (MCASA) in Moffitt’s nomenclature 2023 Morris County Superintendent of the Year,
“Scott is a respected member of the Morris County Association of School Administrators, which has worked hard to develop and advance programs targeting the special talents and abilities of Morris County students,” said MCASA President Michael Vasco. “They have worked closely with several school districts to share facilities and staff members to create and enhance various programs, and they have partnered with the County College of Morris to maximize the use of resources within our county. Developed a great working relationship. He is an outstanding educational leader who is highly respected by his colleagues at both the local and state level.”
Moffitt has served as Superintendent of MCVSD since July 2010. Prior to that, he was the district’s assistant superintendent and school business administrator for six years.
MCASA credits Moffitt for championing the value of career and technical education (CTE) not only in Morris County, but throughout the state, and positively impacting students as well as employers who fill talent pipelines. Rely on CTE programs for Under his leadership, the high school was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013 for academic excellence, and both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek have repeatedly ranked the school among the top-performing high schools.
Since joining the district in 2004, Moffitt has helped grow the enrollment of more than 1,800 full-time and shared-time students this school year from about 500 mostly shared-time students.
“I’m so happy that Scott is getting the recognition that he so well deserves,” said MCVSD Board Chair Barbara Dawson. “He has been the driving force behind all the growth that has happened at Morris County School of Technology, making it one of the finest high schools of choice.”
Moffitt has fueled this growth largely by establishing meaningful partnerships. They have worked with local school districts to create career and technical school programs on their own school campuses, allowing MCVSD to expand the number of students they serve, which also benefits local districts.
helped build the relationship between Moffitt MCVSD and County College of Morris (CCM) led the creation of dual enrollment programs in manufacturing, cyber security, culinary and criminal justice. MCVSD and CCM are building on that success. They anticipate breaking ground in early November on a new career training center at CCM’s Randolph campus will increase vocational school operations by 30 percent.
The two-story, 45,940-square-foot center will cost $24.8 million, with a commitment of $6.2 million Morris County Board of County Commissioners and $18.6 million through 2018 voter-approved Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act, The new facility will provide opportunities for an additional 500 Morris County students to pursue career training while meeting high school requirements in their local districts.
“This is an exciting time for our district and our county, and I am proud to be part of the team that turned this vision into reality.” Moffitt said. “High school students will have greater access to a variety of high-demand programs in areas such as artificial intelligence, mechatronics, renewable energy technology and health care, so that they can capture a broad range of interests. These programs are specific to employers across the region and statewide. needs, making them a welcome addition by all our stakeholders and vital to our economic vitality.
Moffitt served as the President of MCASA from 2019-2020 and is a longtime member of that organization. He also represented the interests of his colleagues across the state when he was the president. New Jersey Council of County-Vocational Technical Schools (NZCCVTS).
“Even with the many demanding needs at his time, Scott always made himself available to represent the organization in whatever capacity was required,” said Jackie Burke, Executive Director of NJCCVTS, “He testified before legislative committees, met with government officials and served as a representative of the Council on Task Forces and other conventions.”
Moffitt is now in the running for one of three regional superintendents of the year presented by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators.
MCVSD offers a wide range of career and technical education programs, from the auto service and construction trades to healthcare science and cyber security. The high school currently has 11 full-time academies and 10 share-time programs on the Danville campus. In addition, in collaboration with local school districts and CCM, it offers six full-time academies and has established five share-time programs at off-site satellite locations.
Learn more at https://www.mcvts.org/.
Top right: Scott Moffitt outlines plans for MCVSD’s new career training center at County College, Morris’ Randolph campus during an August 2021 press conference.
Center Left: Scott Moffitt (right) was joined by (left) Morris County Commissioner Director Stephen Shaw at the time (left) and (center) CCM President Dr. Anthony Iacono at an August 2021 press conference discussing plans for MCVSD’s new Career Training Center and CCM The plan was A new Culinary and Entrepreneurship Center was announced.
Bottom right: An artist presentation of the MCVSD Career Training Center based on the CCM scheduled to begin as early as November 2022.