Thank you for your interest in the Superintendent Search process for the Cherry Hill Public Schools. We are oﬀering multiple opportunities for community engagement as we move forward in selecting a new superintendent.
Cherry Hill is a 24-square mile area located in southern New Jersey, about 20 minutes from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from New York City, one hour from Atlantic City and three hours from Washington, D.C.
The area’s original inhabitants were Lenni-Lenape Native Americans who peacefully co-existed with English settlers- followers of William Penn- who arrived in the late 1600s. In 1695, the English formed the community of Waterford Township, one of the original townships of old Gloucester County. The community had a long, varied, and successful existence as an agricultural center and mill town.
On March 13, 1844, residents held a town meeting and incorporated as Delaware Township which became part of the newly organized Camden County. A description of Delaware Township, in 1886, depicted a “prosperous agricultural community” composed chieﬂy of gristmills and carriage-making shops. * On November 7, 1961, residents voted to rename the community Cherry Hill Township.
Cherry Hill SD is the 11th largest public school district in the state. Student enrollment is 11,800 serving 7,000 families, approximately. There are 19 schools including 1 early childhood center, 12 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools and 1 alternative high school program. With 1,696 employees and a general fund budget of approximately 254 million Cherry Hill SD strives to deliver on its mission to “provide all children with an education that develops open-minded thinkers with the strong academic and interpersonal skills to thrive in an ever-changing world and make it a better place for all.” ** The district has a stellar reputation for excellence throughout the state.
The CHSD is seeking an innovative/engaging leader who is committed to providing a high-quality education, values open-minded thinking, and strives to produce well-prepared, inspired graduates. **
Speciﬁc desired leadership characteristics and qualiﬁcations are expected to be available and posted on or around October 16, 2023. Candidates must possess or be immediately eligible for a New Jersey School Administrator Certiﬁcate or a Certiﬁcate of Eligibility. A multi-year contract will be oﬀered with a salary in the range of $260,000 subject to actual experience, qualiﬁcations, and negotiations. All interested candidates should apply through the link on this website. Applications will be received through December 12, 2023.
3/28/23: Cherry Hill Board of Education accepts Dr. Joseph Meloche’s retirement, eﬀective 7/1/23
6/27/23: Cherry Hill Board of Education contracts with Hazard, Young, Atea & Associates (HYA) to conduct Superintendent Search
Engagement Phase 9/11/23-9/27/23
The Engagement Phase of the Superintendent Search consists of communication among the Board and stakeholders through interviews, online surveys (available in world languages), and focus groups. Information from these interactions assists the Board in developing a leadership proﬁle and selection criteria that match the priorities of the community and that meet the unique needs of the local district.
As part of the engagement phase, we will be conducting interviews and focus groups with all stakeholders. Dates and locations will be updated regularly:
9/11/23: COMPLETED - First Community Focus Group and Survey – In person focus group for the community at Lewis Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace, 7 pm.
9/13/23: COMPLETED - Virtual Community Focus Group, 5 pm
9/20/23: COMPLETED - Virtual Community Focus Group, 11:30 am
9/27/23: COMPLETED - Virtual Community Focus Group, 7pm
The survey closed on October 1, 2023.
Recruitment Phase 6/27/23-12/12/23
The Recruitment Phase consists of leveraging HYA’s national network of Associates and incorporating advertising strategies, and pro-active outreach that results in a candidate pool of exceptionally talented leaders who would be a good ﬁt for the Cherry Hill Public School District.
Selection Phase 12/12/23-6/14/24
The Selection Phase consists of providing the Board with a slate of candidates using the Leadership Proﬁle established by the Board. HYA
Associates brings in the right candidates, and then facilitates the Board interviews and appointment process.
Transition Phase starting 6/14/24
The Transition phase consists of assisting the Board and new Superintendent to assure a successful assumption of leadership.