Morris County Commissioners Honor Scott Moffitt

Published on March 27, 2024

Morris County Vocational School District Superintendent Leaving

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Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners presented a Resolution of Honor tonight to Scott Moffitt, the Superintendent of Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD), who is departing after 20 years of service to the district.

“You played a key role in shaping the success of the Morris County Vocational School District for 20 years. We’re sad to see you moving on, Scott, but we’re equally grateful for all you’ve done for Morris County. We wish all the best to you and your family in your future endeavors,” said Commissioner Director Christine Myers, who is also liaison to the county Board of School Estimates, as she presented Moffitt with a framed resolution on behalf of the board.

The resolution noted some remarkable highlights from Moffitt’s career, including being named by the Morris County Association of School Administrators (MCASA) as Superintendent of the Year in 2023 and his vital role on the state’s Career Pathways Taskforce, facilitating collaboration between state education and workforce agencies to prioritize high-skill, high demand career pathways for high school students.

In fall 2023, the County Commissioners joined Moffitt in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new career training center in partnership with the County College of Morris (CCM) that will provide MCVSD students greater access to a variety of high-demand career programs. Moffitt helped secure state funding for the $25.9 million two-story, 45,940 square-foot center being erected on CCM’s campus. The project is being made possible with a $7.3 million contribution from the county funds and $18.6 million under the Securing Our Children’s Future (SOCF) Bond Act from the state.

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The relationship Moffitt helped forge between CCM and MCVSD has led to successful dual enrollment programs for high school students in manufacturing, cybersecurity, culinary and criminal justice. 

“Scott’s dedication to the young people of Morris County goes well beyond their high school careers,” said Commissioner Deborah Smith. “He has consistently taken action to work with educational entities and workforce agencies to develop career pathways for students that are competitive and in-demand.”

Moffitt began his career in education with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in Trenton, becoming the Director of the Alexander Hamilton Charter School in Paterson and then serving as the NJDOE Morris County Business Administrator. He joined the Denville-based MCVSD as the Business Administrator/Board Secretary in 2004.

Assuming the role of Assistant Superintendent in 2008, Moffitt was promoted to Superintendent in 2010. Under his leadership, MCVSD was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013, repeatedly made both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek’s top performing high schools ranking list and most recently earned the NJDOE Lighthouse award this past January, which recognizes school districts that have demonstrated educational improvement and equitable student outcomes.

“Morris County sets the bar higher when it comes to education and employment. Our technical school district and county college are among the best in the country. This is because of people like Scott, who put in the hard work to make sure our students have the career programs that they need, so that businesses have skilled employees and our nation has a skilled workforce,” said Commissioner John Krickus.

Thanks in part to Moffitt’s innovative tenure at MCVSD, enrollment has more than tripled since he began in 2004 and it is one of the most sought-after choices for secondary education in the county.

Moffitt remains active with several professional organizations underlining his dedication to education in the county. A member of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools, he served twice as their president. He is also a member and former president of MCASA. Additionally, he serves with the Morris, Sussex and Warren Workforce Investment Board.



Photo 1: (l-r) Commissioners Doug Cabana, Tayfun Selen and John Krickus, Commissioner Director Christine Myers, Scott Moffitt, Commissioner Deborah Smith, Commissioner Deputy Director Stephen Shaw and Commissioner Thomas Mastrangelo.

Photo 2: Commissioner Director Christine Myers and Scott Moffitt.

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