The Executive County Superintendent of Schools supervises and administers the county office of education and represents the Commissioner of Education in all matters involving school districts pursuant to law and regulation. The executive county superintendent provides leadership in educational planning and program improvement to local school districts and is responsible for the coordination and approval of fiscal, educational, facility and transportation services within the county.

Major responsibilities of the Mercer County Office of Education, under the direction of the executive county superintendent of schools, are as follows:

  • evaluation and on-going monitoring of school district performance
  • evaluation of opportunities for consolidation of services within the county including, but not limited to, purchasing, special education, and transportation services
  • teacher, educational services & administrator license processing and county substitute credential issuance
  • review and approval of school district budgets, administrator contracts, pupil transportation contracts, school facilities
  • health, safety and security issues
  • education law and code review, interpretation and enforcement
  • special education review and approval
  • criminal background check review and monitoring
  • grants management review and notification

The county office of education is located at 1075 Old Trenton Road, Trenton, NJ 08690. Directions to the office can be found at


Yasmin E. Hernández-Manno
Acting Executive County Superintendent

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
Phone: 609-588-5877
Fax: 609-588-5878