Washington Township Public Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Superintendent of Schools Robert H. Goldschmidt assumed leadership of the Washington Township Public Schools on November 21, 2011, as the District’s 11th full-time superintendent since 1960-61.
A 1979 graduate of LaSalle University, Goldschmidt launched a 31-year career in education while also earning a Master’s in secondary school administration (1994) from Rowan University. He holds New Jersey certifications as a school administrator, a principal/supervisor and a teacher of English.
Prior to his WTPS appointment, Goldschmidt served as the superintendent of the Riverside Township School District in Burlington Township from July 2005 through November 2011. At Riverside, he oversaw curriculum, budget preparation and communication, personnel administration, policy, public relations, community outreach, planning, compliance, administration coordination, and labor relations. In addition, Goldschmidt had an advisory role in four contract negotiations, led two successful NJQSAC self-assessments and evaluations, established crisis and security procedures, and participated in six budget election campaigns and four referendum campaigns.
Prior to his stint as Riverside superintendent, Goldschmidt gained administrative experience as principal at Pitman Middle School (1998-2005), Assistant Principal at Pitman Middle School (1995-1998) and supervisor of English, Social Studies, Foreign Language and Libraries K-12 for the Hammonton Public Schools (1994-95). He taught English at Paul VI, Eastern Regional and Pennsauken high schools (1979-1990) and at Oakcrest High School (1990-94).
Goldschmidt currently serves as an adjunct professor in the school leadership program at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., where he recently taught a course in school-community relations. He is a current member of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators’ State Legislative Committee and a mentor in the state’s Principal Residency Program.
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