Mrs. Nelyda Perez- Assistant Superintendent of Special Services & Programs

Phone: 732.705.4000

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Mrs. Nelyda Perez- Assistant Superintendent of Special Services & Programs

Throughout Mrs. Perez's 23 year career as an educator and social worker, she has successfully led the charge to increase student achievement and help foster social and emotional development at the school as well as the district level in Long Branch. As an Administrator at Long Branch Public Schools, Nelyda was a driving force in creating a positive school culture with an emphasis on academic standards, high expectations and learning models to promote 21st century learning.

Mrs. Maggie Lazur- Assistant Director of Special Services & Preschool Assistant Principal

Phone: 732.705.4078

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Mrs. Maggie Lazur- Assistant Director of Special Services & Preschool Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lazur graduated from  Monmouth University and earned her B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. Then in 2004 she obtained an M.S. in Educational Administration and Urban Policy from New York University. As a lifelong learner, she returned to school to earn an M.Ed in Educational Administration from Rutgers University in 2012. 

Mrs. Lazur began her teaching career in Hoboken, NJ.  In 2004, she joined the staff of Lloyd Road School in the Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District teaching in an LLD classroom. Over the next several years she worked with students in a resource room and in an in-class support setting. She joined the administrative staff in 2016 as the Assistant Director of Special Services. Shortly thereafter, the department assumed the preschool and Mrs. Lazur began her tenure as the preschool's administrator.  

Mrs. Lazur has two of her own preschool-aged children at home who keep her active and on her toes!  She believes that every student should be pushed to reach his or her potential and strives to create a learning environment in which she imagines she'd be proud to have her own children. 

Mrs. Michele Ruscavage- Early Childhood Administrator

Phone: 732.705.4078

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Mrs. Michele Ruscavage- Early Childhood Administrator

Mrs. Ruscavage graduated from Neptune Twp. High School in 1983 and earned her bachelor’s degree in English education from Rutgers University in 1987. Mrs. Ruscavage holds a Masters degree in Liberal Arts from Kean University, school counselor and social studies teaching certification and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mrs. Ruscavage began her career as an English teacher at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in 1987. During her fifteen year tenure at Scotch Plains- Fanwood High School, Mrs. Ruscavage worked as a school counselor for four years. Mrs. Ruscavage coached varsity girls field hockey, varsity girls and boys swimming and diving and varsity girls volleyball during this time. Additionally, she advised the high school newspaper, yearbook and the junior and senior class officers.

Mrs. Ruscavage came to the Matawan Aberdeen Regional School system in 2003 as an assistant principal at Matawan Aberdeen Middle School. In 2004 she was appointed as an assistant principal/Director of SPS at Matawan Regional High School. Mrs. Ruscavage served in this position until August of 2007 when she was appointed the acting principal of the high school. In May of 2008 Mrs. Ruscavage became principal of Matawan Regional High School, where she served for eleven years.  In 2018 she became the PreK-3 Early Childhood Administrator within the district.  

Away from school, Mrs. Ruscavage enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe and her sixteen year old son, Michael. The Ruscavages are actively involved in Autism Speaks, POAC and the autism community as their son, Michael, has autism. The Ruscavages enjoy amusement parks, the beach, and all outdoor activities.