OCEAN COUNTY – Michael B. Maschi, Ed.D., has been named Assistant Superintendent of Ocean County Vocational Technical School.
Maschi is a licensed clinical social worker who served as Director of Special Services in Lacey schools since 2012. That department serves more 1,000 special needs students and their families.
He started his career, however, working in healthcare for those with substance abuse issues and mental health disorders.
He transitioned to education with the Barnegat Township School District. He then worked in Little Silver before going to Lacey.
“I have been incredibly impressed with the OCVTS’s work since I moved to Ocean County in 2004. Knowing that meeting the career and technical needs of a diverse population of students requires collaboration, consultation, and meaningful partnerships with our Ocean County community; I look forward to working closely with everyone to continue to provide outstanding programs/services for our students. I join OCVTS with excitement, purpose, and deep respect for OCVTS’s accomplishments serving students, families, and the county for nearly 60 years,” Maschi said.
He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology from State University of New York—New Paltz, and continued his graduate studies at State University of New York—New Paltz and Albany. He has a master’s in social work and sociology, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of New England.
“As you get to know me you will know that I am committed to maintaining and creating world-class career and technical education programs for students so that they can continue to benefit from all the community has to offer. I am passionate about issues that impact traditional and non-traditional students in the 21st Century and their educational experiences beyond the classroom. I intend to work closely with all stakeholders to advocate and create meaningful partnerships for all vocational students,” Maschi said.
Maschi replaces Nancy Weber-Loeffert, who recently retired.