Hopewell Valley Regional School District Business Administrator (BA)/Board Secretary, Robert Colavita, has been named Second Vice-President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2018-2019 school year.
Colavita began his school business career with the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in 2002, as Assistant BA. He was promoted to BA/Board Secretary in 2007. Prior to joining Hopewell Valley, Colavita worked as a second-grade teacher for the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District from 1996 to 1999. He then spent three years at the Bernards Township School District as a fourth-grade teacher.
Colavita also has experience in private industry. He worked with the Amerada Hess Corporation as a corporate accountant, and for the Haagen-Dazs Corporation as Plant Controller, when the facility was located in Woodbridge, NJ.
In addition to serving on the NJASBO Conference Committee, Colavita also has served on the Budget Committee for many years. He has been a frequent presenter and panelist at NJASBO and NJSBA, New Jersey School Boards Association, workshops and conferences. Currently, he is the president of the Mercer County Association of School Business Officials, a position he has held since 2007.
Colavita is a five-time recipient of ASBO International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting, and also has been recognized by the Hopewell Valley Recreation Foundation for his hard work and efforts in support of its mission.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rider University, Colavita obtained his master’s degree in Educational Administration/School Business Administration from the university. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the College of New Jersey.
Colavita lives in Yardley, PA with his wife Kathy and two children, John and Caroline.