About Our Superintendent



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Kwame Morton, Superintendent

Dr. Kwame R. Morton was appointed Superintendent of the Cherry Hill Public Schools on April 9, 2024, after serving as Acting Superintendent since July 2023. He formerly served as an Assistant Superintendent PreK-12/Curriculum and Instruction in Cherry Hill Public Schools. He was named 2021 NJ Visionary Principal of the Year/ National Association of Secondary School Principals’ NJ State Principal of the Year for his work as principal of Cherry Hill High School West. Prior to serving as the principal of Cherry Hill High School West from 2013-2021, he served as the principal of Joyce Kilmer Elementary School beginning in 2008.

Prior to his time in Cherry Hill, while serving as the principal of Frederick Douglass Elementary School (Philadelphia, Pa), Dr. Morton obtained a National Turnaround Specialist Credential. He also served as an assistant principal at Thomas Fitzsimmons High School while in the School District of Philadelphia. Dr. Morton began his career in the New York City Department of Education where he spent approximately 10 years serving as a teacher and school administrator.

Dr. Morton has a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from NorthCentral University, a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from The College of Saint Rose, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of PA.

While at Clarion University, Dr. Morton participated as a standout member of the men’s basketball team. He was named the Basketball Times 1994 NCAA Division II Player of the Year and he still holds several school records. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi social fraternity. He and his wife April are the proud parents of 10 children and one grandchild.