• S/W Superintendent Search Timeline 


    February 2, 2014


    Dr. Valeski’s resignation submitted and accepted


    February 26, 2014

    SWBOE reviewed search provider proposals

    March 5, 2014


    SWBOE heard presentations from select search providers


    March 12 2014

    The Board of Education retained the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) as a consultant to assist in the selection of candidates in order to find an exceptional leader to follow in the tradition of excellence expected by this great district and the Board of Education.

    March 19 2014

    The SWBOE selected criteria to include in the advertisement with the guidance of  NJASA.

    FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS- SWBOE is very interested in public input to establish the criteria and profile for the superintendent candidate pool. There will be two opportunities for the general public to meet with NJASA to provide feedback.

    April 7, 2014


    10:00 a.m. - 1st Community focus group meeting-- opportunity for public participation in selection process (Harker Media Center)
    12:00 Administrators focus group meeting

    April 9, 2014

    3:45 p.m. - Swedesboro-Woolwich Education Association (Harker Cafeteria)

    5:00 p.m. - SEPAC - Harker Cafeteria.

    7:00 p.m. - 2nd Community focus group meeting-- opportunity for public participation in selection process (Harker Cafeteria)


    If members of the public were unable to attend the focus group meetings yet wish to provide feedback, please complete the following questionnaire link below and submit it to Dr.Philip Heery- dr.phil@comcast.net

    April 9, 2014
    Electronic brochure publicized, please click HERE to view

    Closing date for applications  May 23, 2014

    5/23 Superintendent search deadline. 

    5/27 BOE met with the search provider, STI, who shared that 7 applications were received.  They also reviewed the ranking of candidates based upon criteria set through the feedback of the BOE, teachers, administration, and focus groups.

    6/4   BOE held interviews with potential interim candidates.

    6/5   BOE held preliminary interviews with the top tier superintendent candidates.

    6/16 BOE selected Dr. Terry Van Zoeren as interim superintendent. 

Last Modified on June 20, 2014