Joe Meloche named final candidate for superintendent position in Cherry Hill Public Schools

The Cherry Hill Public School District’s Board of Education announced on Monday afternoon that Dr. Joseph Meloche, currently assistant superintendent in Cherry Hill Public Schools, is the final candidate to serve as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools.

After more than 20 years in public education, including the past 12 in a variety of administrative roles in Cherry Hill, Meloche will be appointed Superintendent at the Aug. 25 board of education meeting and he will begin his new duties on Sept. 1. He will be the first district alumnus to serve as superintendent. Prior to returning to Cherry Hill as an educator in September 2003, Meloche taught middle school humanities and middle school English in the Willingboro and the Maple Shade school districts. He also served as the director of curriculum and as the principal of the Steinhauer School in Maple Shade.

Following his return to Cherry Hill, Meloche served as the principal of the three Cherry Hill schools he attended as a student, Kingston Elementary School, Carusi Middle School and Cherry Hill High School West. He left his position as the principal of Cherry Hill High School West to become Cherry Hill’s Director of Curriculum in July 2013. He currently serves the district as the Assistant Superintendent for PreK-12.

Meloche applied what he learned as a student in Cherry Hill to his own academic pursuits, earning his bachelor’s degree at DeSales University, earning a master’s degrees from Holy Family University and Widener University as well as his doctorate in education from Widener University. He and his wife, Ann, live in Cherry Hill and have four daughters — three of whom are currently students in the district and one who is a recent graduate.

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