Principal of Academies (Full-Time)

Phone: 973-627-4600 X224

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mark Menadier

Mr. Menadier is the Principal of Academies (Full-Time) of the Morris County School of Technology (MCST). Mr. Menadier has had the distinct privilege of being a part of MCST's full-time program since its inception in 2004. Mr. Menadier began his tenure at MCST as a history teacher, earning recognition as the district's "Teacher of the Year" in 2009. During his time on the teaching staff, Mr. Menadier served in various roles, including Master Teacher and varsity soccer coach, as well as participating in numerous initiatives, such as Curriculum Council, Critical Friends Group, and Intervention & Referral Services.

In 2011, Mr. Menadier transitioned from teaching to administration when he was appointed Supervisor of Humanities. He then served as the Assistant Principal for seven years before assuming his current position as Principal of High School Academies (Full-Time). Mr. Menadier believes in forging positive relationships as a means of developing academic growth and character development. To that end, he is grateful for the opportunity to work with an exceptional student body and a dedicated professional staff. 

  • The Office of the Principal of Academies (Full-Time) is responsible for the following:

    • Character Development
    • Daily Attendance
    • Health Office
    • School Safety & Security
    • Transportation 

    The office can be contacted via email (pagana@mcvts.org) or by phone (X226).

Assistant Principal of Instruction (Full-Time)

Phone: 973-627-4600 x207

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lisa Adams

Mrs. Adams joined our senior administrative team in the summer of 2023 as our current Assistant Principal of Instruction, responsible for the following academic departments:

  • English
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages
  • Library Media Center

Mrs. Adams joined the administrative team as an Instructional Supervisor at the Morris County School of Technology in the fall of 2018.  Mrs. Adams began her career at MCST in 2006 as an English Teacher. During her tenure, she participated on several committees and championed many school-wide initiatives. In 2014 Mrs. Adams was honored with the distinction of Morris County Teacher of the Year.  While a teacher, she frequently told her students that they were the best thing about MCST, and she still believes that to this day.  

Mrs. Adams is passionate about educational best practices, teacher leadership, and helping students become the best they can be.  Mrs. Adams works closely with her teachers to ensure that student-centered learning and growth is at the forefront of every effort here at MCST.  

Assistant Principal of Students (Full-Time)

Phone: 973-627-4600 X 202

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Ms. Evans

Ms. Evans completed her BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Drew University, where she worked in a Molecular Genetics lab conducting research on DNA damage repair pathways and the development of human cancers. She went on to complete her MA in Teaching Biological Science at Drew, which led to her student teaching endeavors at MCST in 2011. During this experience, Ms. Evans gained an appreciation of the value of Career and Technical Education and was happy to be brought on as a teacher of Biology. A few years into teaching, Ms. Evans earned her MA in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. 

Ms. Evans’ experiences working as a research scientist formed the core of her student-centered, inquiry-based vision for science education. Through modeling unique problem-based learning environments, she won the WDHA FM NJ Teachers Who Rock Contest in 2015.  She was involved in various district initiatives throughout her ten-year teaching career at MCST, transitioning from Lead Teacher, to Achievement Coach, to Science Department Chair. In 2019, she was appointed to the NJ DOE Science Advisory Committee, where she serves to ensure that test items for NJ Student Learning Assessments meet industry accepted standards for being bias free. 

In July 2023, Ms. Evans joined the administrative team as Assistant Principal for Students. She oversees the Math, Science, Art and PE departments.. Her passion for education, hands-on instructional leadership, and ensuring the academic and personal success of all students is evident in her work both within and outside of the MCST community. 

 

Director of CTE

Phone: 973-627-4600 x124

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English, Rutgers University M.A. Classroom Instruction and Curriculum, Kean University

Mr. Scott Shaw

“Our echoes roll from soul to soul and grow forever and ever…”

from The Splendor Falls, Alfred Lord Tennyson

After spending his formative years on the dusty plains of the Texas panhandle, and a brief time in Tehran, Iran, Mr. Shaw moved to the northeast where he studied literature at Rutgers University. He completed his MA with a concentration in classroom instruction and curriculum at Kean University, and then moved to New York City.  Mr. Shaw moved back to North Jersey and became the first English teacher for the newly formed Full-Time Academy High School here at MCST.  Three years later, he became a supervisor of instruction for the school.  For over two 1/2 decades, Mr. Shaw has journeyed with students, faculty, and families in public, magnet, career and technical, urban and suburban school settings as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He has served as a principal in both middle school and high school and is now the district's Director of Career and Technical Education. Mr. Shaw believes wholeheartedly in CTE and is eager to build partnerships with industry, support program and teacher development, and promote the pursuit of learning.

When not at school, Mr. Shaw can be found fly-fishing the Rio Grande River in southwestern Colorado, unpacking poetry and prose while sipping sweat tea on his porch, and spending quality time with his family.