Career Profile: Mary Sellitto-Curcio has had a successful career in education and business management. As an educator, she held several key leadership positions. Mary began her career with the Montclair Public School District as their accountant. She went on to become the school business administrator, RSBA, with the Essex Regional Educational Services Commission, remaining in this role for many years until her early retirement. Her expertise in school finance contributed to the growth and development of quality educational and administrative programs in a cost-efficient manner while ensuring the school district’s financial stability was maintained. Mary was president, legislative liaison and an executive board member for the Essex County Association of School Business Officials.
Community Involvement: Mary has been active in the Caldwell University Alumni Board for 11 years, serving as a member, vice president and president. She was the 2016 Caldwell University Peggy Harris Alumni of the Year award recipient. She has supported Caldwell University and student scholarships, was an alumni board representative to the university’s Strategic Planning Committee and is a member of the President’s Society and the Caldwell University Veritas Committee. A lifelong resident of Verona, New Jersey, Mary coordinates the Verona High School Thomas J. Sellitto Memorial Scholarship in memory of her father and serves on the Verona High School Alumni Board and Hall of Fame committees. She is a wish volunteer for Make-A-Wish of New Jersey and received the organization’s 2016 Dynamic Duo Award. She is also a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Major Joseph Bloomfield Chapter.
Education: Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in English and business from Caldwell University. She received a master’s degree in educational leadership from Montclair State University and a chief school administrator certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education. Mary holds a school business administrator certification and a registered school business administrator certification from the New Jersey Department of Education. She is a member of the national English honor society Sigma Tau Delta.