Hamisi Tarrant will serve as principal of the Haddonfield Middle School, beginning July 1, 2022.
Currently the Dean of Students at Haddonfield Memorial High School (HMHS), Tarrant has been a compassionate and supportive member of the district community since August 2019. He served as head of counseling services and focused on the social-emotional aspects of education. Tarrant has worked closely with the faculty of Health, Physical Education, Science and World Language departments, observing classes and evaluating curriculum. Attendance, discipline, 504 accommodations and I&RS issues also fell under his supervision. In April, Tarrant was co leader of the second annual Equity Summit, engaging students from seven local school districts on the HMHS campus.
Tarrant earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health from William Paterson University in 2004, and his Masters of Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University in 2009. Returning to his hometown of Cherry Hill, N.J., he taught PE and health in several schools throughout the district, spending his last nine years at Cherry Hill High School West. He also acted as the PLC (Professional Learning Community) Coordinator, encouraging and including student voice and integrating technology into the classroom.
“Members of the interviewing panel agreed that they were most impressed with Tarrant’s sincere enthusiasm for being a public school leader with a student-centered lens,” said Dr. Gino Priolo, Haddonfield’s Assistant Superintendent. “His passion and professional background will make him an exceptional leader for Haddonfield Middle School students, staff, and families.”