Board of Education approves Robert Zega as Assistant Superintendent

Zega replaces Lois Rotella, who stepped down from the position of Assisant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction earlier this month.

The Woodbridge school district will start the new year with a new Assistant Superintendent.

The Board of Education voted Thursday to approve Dr. Robert Zega as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, replacing Lois Rotella, who from the position earlier this month.

Following a 45-minute closed session, the board emerged and quickly moved to adopt a host of personnel moves, highlighted by the hiring of Zega “…upon the review and approval of a form of employment contract by the Executive County Superintendent of Schools.”  Zega will fill the position from September 1st through June 30th, 2013.  The board also authorized the Superintendent, Business Administrator, and Board Attorney “to take all steps necessary to carry out this action of the Board of Education,” according to the agenda distributed at the meeting.

Zega has served the past two years as Principal of Colonia High School.  He was Principal of Lafayette Estates Elemantary School #25 from 2005-2010, and served as Vice Principal of Woodbridge High School for four years starting in 2001.

Zega earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 2003.  He earned a Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision from Kean University in 2000, and a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences Education from the University of Delaware in 1985.

Zega steps into the role of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at a time when a number of Woodbridge schools – including – are regarding allegations of cheating on standardized tests.

NotInKansasAnymore August 21, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Mr. Bucky did you notice that concernedparent isn't too concerned about the problems you raised, you know, the asbestos, the shakedowns, abrubt departures of BOE members amid cheating scandals, he or she is just more CONCERNED that you asked for a board members credentials too harshly. Unfortunately that's so typical of alot of concernedparents in this district. Don't feel too bad if you did apply for the position and didn't get it either Mr. Bucky. I'm sure it's just because you didn't have a family member already working in the township to help shoe you in. I'm sure if you attend a BOE meeting, as suggested, you'll be able to get all the straight answers you seek.LOL....JUST KIDDING
Kay Smith August 21, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Nicely put Kansas! Just like all the so-called concernedparents in this township no one is willing to look at the real problem. There are no more articles about the asbestos problems and when you call about it your told not to worry. Imagine that! What's the outcome of the cheating scandal? I hear people are going to be replaced and, guess what. The replacements are family members of the board! So out with the bad and in with worse. Heads r gonna roll Woodbridge, now is the time to clean house and hopefully start fresh. Patiently waiting for one more monkey from the BoE to fall out of his money tree and we can only hope positive changes are ahead! Yeah right......
Kay Smith August 21, 2012 at 08:57 PM
They will never bring an outsider into their fold, to much to cover up.
DMP August 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM
This notice was posted on the board's site on 8/21...how can they call a meeting to discuss hiring an assistant superintendent on 8/27 when the decision was made and announced on 8/17? Great communication and planning. Special Meeting - August 27, 2012 A special meeting of the Woodbridge Township Board of Education is scheduled to be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 convening at 7:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge Heights School #21 located at 720 Inman Avenue in Colonia. Upon opening the meeting, it is expected that the Board will immediately retire into closed session to discuss personnel matters including, but not limited to, the hiring of an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Principal of Colonia High School. After closed session, the Board expects to reconvene in open session, during which time formal action may be taken.
Kay Smith August 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Zega is a very nice man who seems to care about the children but just like the others, when the time comes he WILL be asked to compromise his morales, and for the sake of his overpaid job, he will fold like the rest of them. There is no winning! People use to say Crowe was a great Principal (couldnt imagine that), look what happened!


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