Prior to being appointed Superintendent of Morris Hills Regional District, Nick Norcia served as Superintendent of the Fair Lawn Public Schools since 2018. Before his tenure as Superintendent, he spent 17 years serving in special education primarily as an administrator and teacher in New Jersey public schools.
In 2017, Norcia served as the Assistant Superintendent of Students Services for Fair Lawn, overseeing more than 1,200 special education students. As Assistant Superintendent, Norcia implemented a Mental Health Initiative to support all students and collaborated with the former Superintendent successfully passing a $25 million-dollar school referendum to address growing enrollment, expand classroom space and relocate fifth grade to the middle schools.
From 2010-2017, Norcia spent seven years a Director of Special Services at Morris Hills Regional School District and three years as Director of Special Services (K-12) at the Cedar Grove Board of Education. He spent five years at the Nutley Board of Education serving as a learning disabilities consultant and special education teacher. He began his career in education as a special education teacher at Ridgefield Board of Education.
From 2006-2012, Norcia taught special education to undergraduate and graduate students as an adjunct professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J.
In 2007, Norcia earned a professional certificate in Learning Disabilities with an endorsement as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant from William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. He holds a M.A. in Educational Leadership and a B.A. in Special Education with a concentration in Psychology, both from New Jersey City University in Jersey City, N.J. Norcia holds certificates in Elementary Education, Special Education, Learning Disability Teacher Consultant, Principal, and Superintendent.
A native of New Jersey, Norcia resides in northern New Jersey with his wife and two children.