Lawrence assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction leaves district for superintendent role


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The Lawrence Township Public School District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction has resigned for a superintendent of schools role in another district.

Andrew Zuckerman was named to his new post by the Northern Burlington County Regional School District Board of Education (BOE) at its Aug. 8 meeting. He was awarded a four-year contract that begins Aug. 22 and ends June 30, 2026, according to a resolution adopted by the school board.

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Lawrence Superintendent of Schools Ross Kasun announced Zuckerman’s resignation at the Lawrence Township Public Schools BOE meeting Aug. 10. The vacancy will be filled by an interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction while school district officials search for a replacement for Zuckerman, he said.

Zuckerman, who has worked for the Lawrence Township Public Schools for 18 years, was hired in 2004 as the assistant principal at the Lawrence Intermediate School. He was later appointed to become the principal at the Lawrence Middle School, and subsequently named to become the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

He also served as the acting superintendent of schools in 2018 following the retirement of former Superintendent of Schools Crystal Edwards.

Kasun praised Zuckerman for his work in the school district. He also thanked Zuckerman’s family for “sharing” him with the public school district.

School board president Patricia Farmer and school board member Kevin Van Hise thanked Zuckerman for his service to the district, the parents and the community.

Van Hise recalled Zuckerman’s stint as acting superintendent of schools while the district was making the transition from Edwards’ retirement. Van Hise was the school board president during the transition between Edwards and Kasun.

“I value and cherish your help and, frankly, your friendship,” Van Hise said.

Zuckerman said the decision to move on was “very bittersweet.” He thanked the school board members – past and present – for the discussions they had over the years.

“Those discussions made me the person I am today. Thank you, school board and the Lawrence community, for all you have provided to me and my family,” Zuckerman said.

“I am looking forward to the new opportunity,” he said.

The Northern Burlington County Regional School District enrolls about 2,200 students in grades 7-12. It draws students from Chesterfield, Mansfield, North Hanover and Springfield townships. It also enrolls students whose families are attached to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst military base.

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