Pennsauken Board Of Education Welcomes New Administration

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Meg Snyder; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young

After nearly two years of building a strong foundation with which to move forward educationally and financially, the Pennsauken Board of Education is proud to inform the community that we have hired two new, key central administrators in the Pennsauken School District – a new superintendent of schools and a new business administrator.

Utilizing the information from 600 responses from a community survey that the Board of Education conducted last fall, independent research by Board members, and many rounds of interviews, we unanimously chose Ronnie Tarchichi as our next superintendent of schools. Mr. Tarchichi has a rich resume of experience, most recently serving as superintendent of schools in Woodlynne, N.J. for the past three years. Prior to his position in Woodlynne, he has administrative experience in Mercer County and Salem County Vocational Technical Schools, where he assisted in creating and supervising new innovative programs. One such program included a health sciences academy, which gives students an opportunity to begin taking classes required for future higher education degrees while still in high school. Mr. Tarchichi is also a professor of biology at Rowan University. He rounds out his many advanced degrees and academic expertise in science and math by focusing his doctoral work on the implementation of writing to learn strategies to enhance student achievement.

As superintendent, he aspires to “establish an educational culture and educational programs conducive to student learning and achievement.” He wants to coordinate his efforts with parents and family members to ensure students remain disciplined and focused. More importantly, Mr. Tarchichi is eager to get started, to learn about our district and our community, and to move our district into the future with exciting, productive initiatives. Mr. Tarchichi will officially assume his duties as superintendent on July 1.

On June 1, we officially welcomed Ms. Noreen Boston to Pennsauken as the school business administrator /board secretary. Ms. Boston has a long career in school business administration, serving as the Camden County Educational Services Commission’s school business administrator for 20 years. Most recently, she was the school business administrator in the Tabernacle School District. She is well respected among her colleagues, having received the Distinguished Service Award by the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials. A colleague from this organization offered this description of Ms. Boston: “Noreen’s dedication and commitment to the profession are unquestionable and her contributions commendable.”  Ms. Boston is excited to begin her work with our school district and our community.

The Board of Education looks forward to working with both Mr. Tarchichi and Ms. Boston. Welcome to Pennsauken!

Board Bit Of The Month

In school districts in the State of New Jersey, superintendents are charged with the responsibility of educational leadership, while business administrators focus on financial management. Together, the two positions allow for seamless operations in the district 365 days of the year.

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