BONNIE J. EDWARDS
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Buckminster Fuller, creator of the "Knowledge Doubling Curve," noted that, until the year 1900, human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II, human knowledge was doubling about every 25 years. Today, on average, human knowledge doubles every 13 months. What does this mean for our students? Simply this: many of the jobs and activities they will participate in as adults have not yet been invented or even dreamed of as they approach their high school graduation. To ensure that our students are well prepared for this rapidly changing environment, twenty-first century learning focuses on key skill areas such as critical thinking and problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, as well as perseverance.
While embracing twenty-first century standards and expectations for college and career readiness, we remain focused on ensuring that we support the growth and success of each individual learner. One of our greatest strengths as a district is our passion for helping students grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially to become well rounded and engaged citizens. I am proud to lead such a dedicated and professional group of educators who work tirelessly on behalf of our students and families. It is both an honor and a privilege to serve Haddon Township in the role of Superintendent of Schools.
- Bonnie J. Edwards
Superintendent of Schools
Welcome to our new staff members who recently completed our 2019 New Teacher Orientation Program!
Recchino Turf Field Ribbon-Cutting Event During "Friday Night Lights"Congratulations to Mr. John Kendall for his recognition by the Camden County School Boards Association for 25 years of service to the Haddon Township Board of Education.
Thanks to high school students Luke Bekier, Jason Campbell, Jason Brooks, and Jake Vernon (missing in photo) for improving the high school lower gym by building beautiful, solid oak louvered vent covers. Thanks also to Mr. Weichmann (missing in photo) for assisting the students in making this wonderful contribution to their school!
Congratulations to Mr. Steve Datz and our students (Kyle Dolphin, Brian Burns, and Jackson Ravelli) who presented at the Techspo Conference in Atlantic City to educators from all across the state! They were excited to share their experiences in developing our new Coding Class at the high school and the ways in which these experiences have influenced their potential career goals. They assisted educators from other districts who are interested in developing this type of class and provided some great hands-on practice for conference participants. Thanks also to Mrs. Liz Mennig and Mr. Andrew Swiecicki for all of their support and assistance with this presentation.
Completion of Referendum Projects and Community Day Celebration
After two years of construction, our referendum projects to improve district buildings were completed! Our community has always been proud of its neighborhood schools and these projects have enhanced existing spaces, as well as added some much needed new spaces. On-going construction in our neighborhoods, however, caused some challenges for our friends and neighbors so we wanted to celebrate this milestone with our entire Haddon Township community.
To achieve this goal, we held a "Community Day Open House." All district school buildings were open to visitors for guided and self-guided tours. Some of our students created videos of the new spaces in use by students and staff that we posted throughout the buildings. At each school, we were on hand to speak with community members, answer questions, and guide visitors.
We thank everyone who gave so much time to staff this event: our board members, district administrators, PTA members, custodial staff, and students. Feedback has been quite positive and we hope that our friends, neighbors, new parents, and alumni who stopped by the Open House enjoyed seeing their new and improved community schools!