By Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com
on March 18, 2017 at 8:35 AM, updated March 18, 2017 at 8:37 AM
On Tuesday, the day that Jason “Jay” Eitner ceased to be the Waterford Township school superintendent via a separation agreement, his Twitter and LinkedIn profiles said that he already had a new job.
“Superintendent-in-Residence, U.S. Department of Education,” they read. Both featured the Department of Education’s official seal.
But on that same day a spokesman for the Department of Education said Eitner does not work anywhere in the department.
“There’s not a shred of truth to anything this guy is peddling,” he said.
Eitner, who is active on social media and also maintains a blog on educational topics that he encourages the public to subscribe to, also wrote a post in January about a two-hour meeting he had with Education Secretary Betsy Devos.
“He’s never met with the secretary,” the spokesman said. “I’ve never heard of him and neither has [DeVos’] chief of staff.”