Thank you for visiting the Superintendent Search portion of the Washington Township Schools’ website.

The Washington Township Board of Education will provide updates here regarding progress on the search for our next Superintendent.   You will find key dates and announcements posted on this page throughout the search. The Board is committed to transparent communication with our school stakeholders, while keeping all confidential information completely confidential.  

We are excited to begin partnering with you in the search for our township's preeminent new educational leader! 

The search is being facilitated by Kathleen Helewa of Kathleen Helewa Educational Associates, LLC.  Ms. Helewa is pleased to answer any questions regarding the process.  

Thank you for your support of the Washington Township Board of Education in this important undertaking! 

Update: July 15, 2024: Candidates

As of the close of the application window on July 5, twenty-eight qualified candidates have applied for the position:  10 current Superintendents, 4 Assistant Superintendents, 3 Directors of Special Services, 6 Principals, 2 Assistant Principals, and three  candidates who currently occupy different professional positions in public education.    Twelve candidates have earned doctorates. 

To see the full candidate pool report, please visit:

The Washington Township BOE will convene in executive session during its meeting on Saturday, September 7, to examine each of the candidates' qualifications and to determine which candidates will be selected for first-round interviews.   The Board's Search Consultant will be conducting preliminary interviews with each applicant before presenting the candidates to the Board for review.   Using the information gained from the online input surveys and input sessions, the Washington Township Board of Education will make all decisions on which candidates to invite for all three rounds of interviews, which will take place during the fall.  

Any questions about the process may be directed to our Consultant:

Thank you for your interest and continued support throughout the search for Washington Township's new educational leader.

Update: June 27, 2024: WTS Stakeholder Survey

Online surveys have closed.   Thanks to all who participated!   

Survey and input session outcomes will assist the Board of Education in vetting optimal Superintendent candidates, and in formulating interview questions to be used throughout the interview process.  The survey results will not be shared with the public during the duration of the search.  By this method, we will ensure an authentic assessment of each candidate's strengths, and potential fit for our District.

We appreciate your ongoing support during our Superintendent Search. Stay tuned to this page for ongoing updates in the process.

Community Input Session:
Monday, June 3 at 7:00 pm in the Long Valley Middle School - Performing Arts Center. Informational flyer HERE.