Cherry Hill chooses new superintendent

The Cherry Hill school board has chosen an administrator from within the district as its new superintendent.

Assistant superintendent Maureen Reusche will replace David Campbell, who is retiring June 30.

“Having had the privilege of working closely with Maureen on many initiatives, the board is greatly impressed with her mix of strategic vision for our schools, her ability to work successfully with many different groups in our community, and her tireless commitment to improving the quality of education for all of our kids,” board president Seth Klukoff said in a statement released after Tuesday’s announcement.

Reusche, a district assistant superintendent since April 2007, was selected from seven finalists out of an initial pool of 19 applicants. She supervises the offices of curriculum, assessment and research, special education, and student services.

She received her bachelor’s in education from Villanova University, master’s in technology in education from Rosemont College, and doctorate in educational administration from Widener University.

She began her career as a teacher for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and worked previously as an assistant superintendent in Radnor.

Over the next several months, Reusche will meet with teachers, administrators, parent and community groups, and township leaders to introduce herself.