Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Eric Hibbs
The Washington Township Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Eric Hibbs to the District’s superintendent post, effective May 1, 2023. Previously, Dr. Hibbs served as Superintendent of the Marlboro Township School District and the Mount Holly Township School District. He has worked in education in the state of New Jersey since 1998. As Superintendent of Schools in Washington Township, Dr. Hibbs oversees all school-related matters.
Dr. Hibbs served as Superintendent of Schools for the Marlboro Township Public Schools from 2013-23. He previously held the same post for the Mount Holly Public Schools (2010-13), after working as Mount Holly’s Director of Curriculum (2009-10). Dr. Hibbs entered education as a teacher in the Southampton Township Public Schools (1998-2005), where he taught fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. He later moved into administrative roles in the Runnemede Public Schools as vice principal (2005-08) and principal (2008-09).
Dr. Hibbs professes belief in purposeful, planned, executed, and inspected systems for change and improvement, and the use of data to drive decisions and support student learning. Under Dr. Hibbs’ leadership, the Marlboro Township Public Schools received state and national recognition for the District’s strong data processes and utilization of digital tools by the New Jersey Department of Education, Achieve3000, Edmentum, Math IXL, Mind Research, and Google.
During Dr. Hibbs’ tenure, the Marlboro Schools established a full-day kindergarten program, and Marlboro's Frank Defino Elementary School was honored as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, the District's first such acknowledgment. Additionally, Dr. Hibbs' leadership helped Marlboro receive recognition as a Google Reference District, and it garnered state honors from the New Jersey Department of Education for its Response to Intervention Plan, as well as its Data Plan.
Dr. Hibbs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, and a teaching certification, master’s and doctorate degree in educational leadership, all from Rowan University. He holds New Jersey teaching, supervisor, principal, and school administrator certifications. He has served on the State committees for curriculum, legislation, and technology and is a past presenter at TECHSPO, during the New Jersey School Board’s Convention, and at the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) Conference. Dr. Hibbs also serves as an adjunct professor at Rowan University.
Hibbs and his wife, Jen, and their three children, Sophia, Dominic, and Bella, reside in Mickleton, N.J.