LIMERICK PA – When the Joint Operating Committee of the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center meets Monday night (June 2, 2014) in Limerick, it is expected to approve the selection of Christopher E. Moritzen, a Lancaster PA resident, as the center’s new administrative director.
Moritzen succeeds Dr. Anthony Georeno, who has been serving as interim administrative director until a new candidate for the position was chosen. The director is the center’s chief operating officer and leader. The Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford Area and Upper Perkiomen school districts all send students to the center for expanded or advanced education and skills training.
Moritzen currently works as director of Delaware County Technical High School. He should be available to start work in Limerick, at an annual salary of $128,500, within 60 days of the committee’s approval or earlier if released by his employer.
“The superintendents of the sending districts are impressed with Mr. Moritzen’s creativity and enthusiasm for marketing (Western Center) programs, and we are excited for him to begin to build additional partnerships with area businesses,” Shellie A. Feola, Pottsgrove’s superintendent and the center’s superintendent of record, said in announcing the appointment.
Public perceptions of career and technical education need to be changed, Moritzen noted. “This is not the old Vo-Tech, he said. “We are preparing students for today’s technologically advanced careers while challenging students academically to be prepared for the rigors of college and beyond. Whether pursuing a career as a doctor or a carpenter, (the Western Center) will be there to support students and their families.”
Moritzen holds both teaching and administrative certifications and experiences in K-12 school districts, alternative education, and in vocational settings. His career includes service as principal at Delaware County Technical High School, assistant principal at Brownstown Career and Technical Center in Lancaster County, and assistant principal at Penn Manor High School in Millersville PA.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education from the State University of New York at Brockport, and went on to earn his master of education degree in curriculum and instruction at Penn State. He later earned his vocational education certification at Temple University, and now is enrolled in a doctoral program in school system leadership at Widener University.
Photo from the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center