Dr. Charles Blachford
Phone: (856) 232-2700 x3017
Fax: (856) 227-7473
Dr. Charles Blachford is the Deptford Township Schools Interim Superintendent of Schools. He was selected by the Board on December 18, 2017 and started in Deptford on January 2, 2018. Deptford has six elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school with a budget of $70,000,000.
Prior to joining the Deptford community, Dr. Blachford served as Superintendent in Hammonton for 8 years. He dramatically improved faculty effectiveness through teacher-led instructional teams. A few programs he implemented include Academic Academies, 9th Grade Physics, Virtual School, Materials Shop, and Language Arts / Mathematics programs. He obtained over $5,000,000 in funding for the Hammonton Schools.
At a time of tremendous change in public education, including dramatic shifts in funding, assessment, and accountability, Dr. Blachford focuses on the achievement of all students. He is a transformational educational leader committed to the success of every student. With over 17 years of experience as a superintendent, he has a long history of developing school communities where children grow because they are supported and challenged. His leadership style is to build consensus and empower faculty, parents, and students in shared decision making. Dr. Blachford is firmly committed to ensuring equity, excellence, and success for all students through high-quality education.
After Dr. Blachford graduated from Kean University, he pursued graduate studies at Rutgers University from which he received a Masters and Doctorate degrees in educational administration.
Dr. Blachford was named the Atlantic County Superintendent of the Year in 2015-2016. He received the Rutgers University Meritorious Service Award for contributions to the university in the areas of recruitment and communications and the Distinguished Service Award for contributions to education. He has also received numerous awards from the NJ Department of Education, NJ School Boards Association, and the NJ Association of School Administrators.
Dr. Blachford has dedicated his life to helping every student from every walk of life to achieve at the best of their abilities.