Cherry Hill Schools to Promote Ass’t. Superintendent to Interim Acting Role


The district Board of Education will move to fill its Acting Superintendent role with Assistant Superintendent Kwame Morton at Tuesday’s meeting. The search for a full-time replacement continues.

By Matt Skoufalos | June 12, 2023

Amid its process to replace departing Superintendent Joseph Meloche, the Cherry Hill Board of Education will consider the promotion of Assistant Superintendent Kwame Morton to Acting Superintendent.

On the agenda for Tuesday’s school board meeting is a vote that reflects the first step to offering Morton the role: submitting a contract for his employment to the Camden County Executive Superintendent.

Morton is the current Assistant Superintendent, PreK-12 and Curriculum and Instruction. If the county approves his contract, the Board will vote to appoint Morton to the Acting Superintendent role, effective July 1, 2023. Meloche will resign his role at the end of the month in time to take a new position in Pennsylvania this fall.

Morton has been with the district for 15 years, having signed on as the principal of Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in 2008. In September 2013, he became principal of Cherry Hill High School West, and rose to his current position in September 2021.

In the meantime, the search continues for a full-time replacement for Meloche. William Adams from the executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates of Schaumberg, Illinois, which has been retained by the Board of Education, also will present an update on the process during the meeting Tuesday.

The district hopes to have a new superintendent in place for the 2024-2025 school year.

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