Assistant Superintendent Leaving Hillsborough Schools

Scott Rocco will become superintendent in Spotswood on Jan. 1.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools Scott Rocco is leaving the Hillsborough school district to become the superintendent of Spotswood Public Schools.

Rocco, who began his service as a teacher in Hillsborough in 1994, will start his new job on Jan. 1.

“Scott has always done amazing things no matter what his role was,” Board of Education member Christopher Pulsifer said at Monday's meeting.

Superintendent of Schools Jorden Schiff said Rocco served the school district “with distinction” and his resignation was accepted “with a great deal of regret.”

Rocco was the assistant superintendent for human resources.

Enrollment in the Spotswood school district is 1,786 students in grades pre-K to 12. The school district serves students from Spotswood and Helmetta in grades pre-K through 8 and students from Spotswood, Helmetta and Milltown in grades 9-12.

Spotswood's former superintendent, Dr. Walter Uszenski, resigned in June to become school superintendent in Brick.

Rocco is the second Hillsborough administrator who has resigned this year to take a superintendent’s job. Former Woodfern School principal Joseph Majka resigned earlier this year to become school superintendent in Bradley Beach.

Rocco, who is working on his doctorate, began in Hillsborough as a basic skills teacher and then taught social studies at the high school before becoming an administrator at Woods Road School.

The board on Monday night did not discuss plans to replace Rocco.

dubious November 13, 2012 at 09:09 PM
He will be missed.
Mimi Chu November 13, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Good for him! I wish him all the best! He was a great teacher and Assistant Superintendent, and I'm sure he'll be a great superintendent in Spotswood. Our loss is their gain.
Mark November 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Do we need to replace him???
rbdog November 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Mr. Rocco is a huge loss to the Hillsborough School District. He was not valued for all the work he did as an Assistant Superindentent evident by the District bringing someone in from the outside for the Superintendent position that was vacant. Spotswood is lucky to have such a great educator and leader coming to their District. Mr. Rocco will be missed and should have been the Superintendent in Hillsborough
sammy November 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Ta da! Predictable, and a huge shame on the BOE and the town for not demanding he be given the job , He earned it, deserved it and would have made this a permament home for YEARS ! but no ! we hire another over priced, let me put my spin on boro education super who will move on in a year or two. Good luck Scott. a class act!
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