The Cedar Grove Board of Education seeks a dynamic, results-oriented educational leader committed to a unified vision of excellence. We are a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon high-performing suburban district located in Essex County, NJ. The district serves just over 1,600 students in grades PreK-12 with an operating budget of $42.3 million in (5) buildings.

As our next superintendent, you will be supported by a family-oriented community rooted in long-standing traditions. Panther Pride is displayed in our staff and students’ successes in the classroom, athletics, extracurriculars, and beyond.


  • NJ School Administrator Certificate or Certificate of Eligibility required.
  • Experience as a superintendent preferred.
  • 3+ years of Central Office experience required, or previous role as superintendent.
  • Experience in a similar PreK-12 district preferred.

 The successful candidate will demonstrate proven experience in:

  • Educational/instructional leadership
  • Community engagement
  • Budgeting/fiscal management
  • Collective bargaining

Position available July 1, 2024.

Deadline for receipt of all applications by March 4, 2024.

New Jersey School Boards Association


Charlene Peterson, Search Consultant

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Essex County

Job Overview

Closes:March 4, 2024
Location:Essex County
Job Title:Superintendent