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New Assistant Superintendents Selected in Montville

Newly hired assistant superintendent and assistant superintendent for curriculum instruction introduced.

The Montville Township school district will have two new administrators after the hiring of Dr. Casey Shorter, who will serve as assistant superintendent, and Andrea Selvaggi, the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Both administrators were introduced Tuesday.

As Dr. Karen Cortellino said during Tuesday’s meeting, the was accepted with regret. Godett, who dedicated her skills for the past two years, will retire at the end of this week. The board will also miss the contributions of , the supervisor of curriculum and instruction, who will leave at the end of the month

In his report to the board, Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried described the rigorous hiring process that led to the selection of Godett's and Chase’s successors.

Both candidates, as Fried said, “come with a great deal of experience.”

Shorter began his career as a sixth grade teacher, then became a high school guidance counselor, an elementary school principal, and since 2004. He received his doctorate degree from Seton Hall University. Selvaggi, who received her master’s degree from Caldwell College, began as a Language Arts teacher and later became the director of curriculum instruction at Elmwood Park.

Though Cortellino, president of the board of education, acknowledged that both superintendents have “big shoes to fill,” she looks forward to working with her newly hired colleagues.

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