July 28, 2020 (Nutley, NJ) - The Nutley Public School District announced the appointment of David DiPisa to the role of Business Administrator/Board Secretary. He was appointed by a unanimous vote at the June 22 Board of Education meeting and began in the district on Wednesday, July 1, pending approval of the Executive County Superintendent.
Mr. DiPisa comes to Nutley from the Bergenfield Public Schools, where he served as Business Administrator from 2017 until 2020. Prior to that, he worked in Lyndhurst, from 2009 until 2017, first serving as General Services Coordinator and then as Business Administrator/Board Secretary.
In this role in Nutley, Mr. DiPisa will be responsible for contributing to student achievement through the efficient administration of the District’s business affairs in a manner that will provide the best possible educational services with the financial resources available.
“We were immediately impressed with Mr. DiPisa’s depth of experience and knowledge,” said Superintendent, Dr. Julie Glazer. “We envision him bringing stability and leadership to the business office, as well as supporting the Board of Education in their objective to ensure proper policies, processes, and resources to achieve district goals, all through the lens of financial sustainability.”
Mr. DiPisa has his undergraduate degree from William Paterson University and his Masters from the University of Phoenix.
Also, as of July 1, Mr. Kent Bania began the role as Assistant Superintendent for the district. In this new role, he will continue to oversee the district’s curriculum, instruction and assessment as well as professional development, while working closely with Mrs. Janinie Loconsolo, now Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for grades PreK-12. Mr. Bania’s role will also expand to assist the Superintendent in administrative tasks regarding Employee Relations, the formulation and implementation of organizational policies, and goals, and taking a larger role in overseeing federal education grants programs.
Since 2016, Mr. Bania has been the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment 6-12. Prior to that, since 2009, he was Nutley’s Science Coordinator. Mr. Bania was a science teacher at Nutley High School and John Walker Middle School since 1998. He holds his BS in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and his MS in Biology/Science Education from Montclair State University.
“I was thrilled to recommend Kent for this new role, and am looking forward to continuing to work with him in his new capacity as we strive for the best possible learning opportunities for all of Nutley’s students, “ said Glazer.