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Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Interim Superintendent Joins ESCNJ Board of Directors

PISCATAWAY, NJ - September 10, 2021 - Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Interim Superintendent Robert Mooney is no stranger to educational services.


With five decades of experience in education, Mooney is ideally qualified to serve as the newest member of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Board of Directors.


"I served several terms on other educational services commission boards in North Jersey so I'm quite familiar with the inner workings and processes," said Mooney adding that he also served as an Executive Board member for the Passaic County Educational Services Commission.


Mooney joined the Middlesex County Vo-Tech this school year after serving as interim superintendent for the Wanaque School District during the earlier months of the pandemic.


He first began his educational career as a preparatory school teacher in 1971. After finding a passion for education, Mooney served in a variety of instructional and administrative positions before retiring in 2013. Since retiring, he has served as interim superintendent for seven school districts, including Middlesex County Vo-Tech. 


“I recognize the incredible value that ESCNJ offers to Middlesex County students and beyond,” Mooney said. “ESCNJ works tirelessly to create great educational experiences for all students and I’m very happy to support the commission in my new role.”


Mooney’s diverse background, which includes curriculum revision and budget evaluations, makes him a tremendous asset for the ESCNJ board. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montclair State University.


“Mr. Mooney brings years of experience to our board along with the in-depth knowledge of how educational services commissions work; we are so proud to have him join us,” said ESCNJ Schools Superintendent Mark Finkelstein. “I look forward to working with him and other members of the board for what will be a very productive school year.”


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