Sussex-Wantage BOE announces new vice principal, director appointments

WANTAGE. Samuel Scocozza will be Sussex Middle School’s new vice principal and Stephanie Hennion was selected to be the director of special services.

| 29 Jul 2022 | 01:45

The Sussex-Wantage Regional School District Board of Education on July 28 unanimously appointed Samuel Scocozza as vice principal of Sussex Middle School at an annual salary of $95,000 for the 2022-23 school year, prorated upon his release from his current district. Scocozza was formerly a third-grade teacher at Stillwater Township Elementary School.

The school board also approved Stephanie Hennion as director of special services at a prorated annual salary of $114,000 effective around September 1 for the 2022-23 school year.

Superintendent Michael Gall introduced both at the July 28 meeting.

“This is obviously a strong district, very student centered,” Scocozza said. “I find myself to be a student-centered educator. Overall, I’m very excited.”

Hennion was formerly a special education teacher at Sussex Middle School in the district. She’s lived in the community and her children have gone through the district. Her son is still a student at Sussex Middle School.

“I’m excited to start working with everyone, especially in the Wantage and C.E. Lawrence schools,” Hennion said.

Board of Education President Nick D’Agostino thanked both for their time and efforts.

“The interviews I think are going to be the easy part,” he said. “There are challenges ahead and we’re excited to have you as part of the community.”