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Schneider HeadshotIt's hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us.  The start of the year has been a most exciting one as we welcomed 21 ninth graders into the inaugural class of the STEM Academy. We also announced the launch of an Academy of Culinary Arts which will start in September 2016 at the Sypek Center.  In November, the General Advisory Committee awarded Chez Alice Catering Company of Pennington with the 2015 Business Partner of the Year Award.  We're looking forward to an even more exciting 2016!
District Launches Academy of Culinary Arts in Fall 2016

The Mercer County Technical School District announces the launch of a full-time, four-year Academy of Culinary Arts in September 2016. The Academy of Culinary Arts, located at the Arthur R. Sypek Center in Pennington, will provide Mercer County high school students with an academically challenging and rigorous curriculum.  Students will work toward the completion of Mercer County Community College credits and industry credentials while in high school.  By senior year, all students will take college classes and spend their entire school day on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College.  In addition, student learning will be enhanced through key business partnerships allowing for multiple workplace readiness and experiential learning opportunities. Learn more.

Welcome STEM Academy Inaugural Class

Welcome to the inaugural class at the new full-time STEM Academy located at the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor. Learn more.
Auto Students Get Cars Running for Needy Families

When the cars are donated to the church, they are typically in need of repair. The church has a garage where volunteers help with basic repairs and maintenance.  When it comes to more significant repairs, Arthur R. Sypek Center students get the work.  Last spring, the Automotive Technology Fundamentals students spent three weeks replacing the transmission on one of the church's vehicles. "It's a win - win situation because the church only needed to purchase the transmission and the labor is taken care of by the students. It's a great training exercise, but also a real life situation to repair a customer's car," says William Park, Automotive Technology Fundamentals Instructor. Learn more.

Summer Learning

While most students look forward to hitting the beach in the summer, Aparna Naik of Pennington spent last summer at Kean University's Group Summer Scholars Research Program. For six weeks, Aparna commuted 90-minutes each way so she could conduct computational biology research from 9 am to 4 pm. By the end of the program, Aparna was among a group of eight students named as Dean's scholars.
Aparna's group studied the human genome through learning about biology, computer science, and bioinformatics. Specifically, the purpose of her research project was to find new transcribed regions in the human genome. Coding, basic Java programming and data analysis are some of the skills Aparna obtained. Most importantly, she learned about the real-life applications to her research. 
Aside from the research conducted, Aparna is grateful for the opportunity to grow both socially and intellectually. By networking with twenty-four student researchers from around New Jersey and Kean's faculty, she learned a lot about professionalism and dedication. Learn more.
Health Science Academy Seniors Recognized in the 2016 National Merit® Scholarship Program 

In this photo (left to right): Hinal Shah, Tanishq Goribidanur, Angeli Sharma
Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider, Superintendent of the Mercer County Technical School District's Health Science Academy recently announced that Tanishq Goribidanur of Hamilton, Hinal Shah of East Windsor and Angeli Sharma of East Windsor have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school district and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors. Learn more.

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The Honorable
Brian M. Hughes

County Executive






Hon. Samuel T. Frisby 



Hon. Anthony P. Carabelli

Vice Chair


Hon. Ann M. Cannon


Hon. John A. Cimino


Hon. Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr.


Hon. Andrew Koontz


Hon. Lucylle R. S. Walter






Mr. Albert W. Pitman


 Mr. John Zoller

Vice President


Ms. Judith Iszard

Board Member 


Ms. Yolanda Stinger

Board Member   


Dr. Laura C. Morana

Interim Executive County Superintendent


Ms. Tanya Dawson

Business Administrator/

Board Secretary


Ms. Deborah Donnelly

Assistant Business Administrator






Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider
Acting Principal, Arthur R. Sypek Center


Ms. Dana Hice DePugh

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction   


Ms. Sharon Nemeth


Assunpink Center

Health Careers Center


Ms. Mary Smith-Jones


Adult Evening School


 Ms. Kelly Pike


Health Careers Center


Ms. Lori Perlow

Admissions Officer/Community Liaison