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.