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.