Dr. Michael Salvatore was appointed superintendent of schools in the city of Long Branch in April 2011, and later expanded his leadership role through an intergovernmental agreement with neighboring Deal Borough School District in 2014. Over the course of leading both, widely varying districts he has developed a reputation as a personable, forward thinking instructional leader whose purpose is to ensure children matter most. Dr. Salvatore continues promoting an aggressive paradigm shift in education by introducing career technical education processes to his earliest learners. Through career based courses, designed to foster a critical skill-set, Salvatore hopes to unveil a pathway to future independence for all children. Dr. Salvatore has been tapped as a featured presenter for the United States Department of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, New Jersey ASCD, New Jersey ASA, New Jersey SBA, National Association for Education of Young Children and the Department of Homeland Security. He has been featured on CNN, NBC NY, and News 12 NJ, as well as WJLP NJ/NY.