The New Jersey State Board of Education today approved the appointment of Jacquie V. Amiriantz of Mullica Hill as the new Cumberland County Superintendent of Schools. Amiriantz is a Department of Education veteran who has most recently served as the acting county superintendent of schools in Burlington County and as a county school business administrator in both Cumberland and Salem counties.
The new county superintendent has been a local school teacher and administrator during her 24-year career in education. She began in the Elmer Public Schools in 1976-77 where she served as a business teacher at Arthur P. Schalick Junior-Senior High School. A year later, she joined Gloucester County Vocational Technical School, where she served as a project coordinator for the Educational Management by Computer Project. From 1979 to 1983, she was director of the Educational Management by Computer Center.
From there, Amiriantz joined the Gloucester County Special Services School District, where she served as assistant superintendent for business and board secretary for 11 years. In 1994, she was appointed county school business administrator in Cumberland and Salem counties and served since January 2000 as Acting Burlington County Superintendent of Schools.
Amiriantz holds a masters degree in secondary school administration from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and a bachelors degree in business education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She is a past president of the Gloucester County Association of School Business Officials and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials. Her professional affiliations also include membership of the Salem County Association of School Administrators and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.
County superintendents of schools are appointed by the Commissioner and approved by the State Board of Education to serve for three-year terms. They are responsible for assisting local school districts in their counties with educational planning and program improvement. They are also responsible for conducting and approving fiscal, educational facility and transportation services in their counties. County superintendents meet regularly with local superintendents to discuss state-level developments in education and help to identify needs and trends.