Old Bridge Schools Superintendent David Cittadino was named the 2020 Middlesex County Superintendent of the Year by the Middlesex County Association of School Administrators (MCASA).

Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Hoeker announced the news at the May 19 Board of Education meeting. She said under Cittadino’s leadership, the district has moved forward, advancing programs and making difficult decisions in the face of adversity.

“He supports those in need and made me a better leader,” said Hoeker.

According to Scott Taylor, president of the MCASA, Cittadino is a well respected veteran, who “has clearly made contributions to the school district he leads as well as his colleagues.”

“He has forcefully advocated on his kids’ behalf through the things he shares with our group, and he does it humorously,” said Taylor.

Cittadino said he was proud to accept this award on behalf of the Old Bridge Schools community.

“Like any of the many accolades this district has received over the past few years, this is no reflection on a single person but a total team effort,” he said. “The Old Bridge community is by far the most embracing family and a place that has a shared belief in the child first model. I am deeply appreciative of every member of our school district that allows us to shine as a thriving education system.”

“Lastly, I want to thank my fellow superintendents from Middlesex County. I am grateful for their camaraderie. These brothers and sisters provide the strength and support needed during these trying times in education.”

The association is made up of administrators representing 25 school districts in Middlesex County.