Kenilworth Teacher Shohfi Named to NJSIAA Post


KENILWORTH, NJ - Kenilworth schools teacher Steve Shohfi has been named second vice-president of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for the 2018-‘19 school year, the NJSIAA said.

Also a board of education member for the Point Pleasant Beach School District, Shohfi has been an NJSIAA Executive Committee member since 2014, representing the New Jersey School Boards Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health education and a master’s in education, both from Kean University. In his role as the Executive Committee’s second vice-president, he’s serving as assistant chairperson of the Eligibility Appeals Committe. 

The NJSIAA also appointed Vincent Smith as president of its Executive Committee and Mary Liz Ivins is serving as first vice-president.

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Smith, the superintendent of schools for the Point Pleasant School District, previously served as superintendent in the Woodbridge Township School District. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Upsala College and a master’s in public administration from Kean University. His most recent role on the Executive Committee, during the 2017-’18 school year, was chairing the Eligibility and Appeals Committee.

Ivins is currently serving as interim president of Notre Dame High School, from which she is a graduate. She holds a master’s in educational administration from Rider University, a master’s in Christian education from Princeton Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s in psychology from St. Joseph’s University. As Executive Committee first vice-president, Ivins is serving as chairperson of the Eligibility Appeals Committee, presiding over all cases that occur during the 2018-‘19 school year.

“Vince, Mary and Steve each bring special, unique skill sets to our organization,” says Larry White, NJSIAA executive director. “They’re passionate about scholastic sports and enthusiastic about making positive contributions. The entire NJSIAA will benefit tremendously from their collective efforts.”

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