District Welcomes New Director of Special Services
Manchester Township School District has a new Director of Special Services, Bridget Antonucci, who previously served as the Director of Student Services in Upper Freehold Regional School District, a pre-k-12 school district. Before that, she was the Director of Special Education with the Bradley Beach Board of Education. Mrs. Antonucci replaces Ollie Lokerson, who retired in December after 47 years of service.
“During my tenure in my last two positions, I helped the district create a mental health wrap-around program, was awarded grants that funded full day preschool, started district SEPAG organizations, and trained staff in programs and practices that directly impacted students and families in a positive way.” said Antonucci. “I have worked in special education for over twenty years in various capacities: special education teacher, early intervention developmental interventionist, Director of Disabilities for Head Start, a member of the child study team as a LDT/C, and parent advocate.”
Antonucci currently lives in Red Bank with her husband, Peter, two college age children: Patrick and Francesca, and her loving dog, Ozzy. When she is not working, she says you can find her painting (pictures - not walls), doing yoga, reading, or exploring new ‘foodie’ adventures.
“I am so excited to be the newest member of the Manchester Township School District as the Director of Special Services,” Antonucci remarked. “Being part of an organization where ‘Excellence by Example’ is the motto is beyond thrilling for me. I am honored to be in this position and to work alongside amazing professionals and caring families.”