Dr. Richard Perry has been working in education for over 30 years, having served as a high school physics teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, and superintendent of schools. Dr. Perry holds a Bachelors of Science Degree, Masters Degree in Education, and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration, all from Temple University. Dr. Perry has been published in educational journals and his dissertation, during his doctoral studies, investigated, by way of a Qualitative Study, how to create articulated engineering program partnerships with secondary schools and university engineering schools. Also, while at Temple University, Dr. Perry participated on its nationally ranked wrestling team as an undergraduate student. As a graduate of Haddon Heights High School, Dr. Perry participated in football, wrestling, and track while graduating among the top in his class.
Dr. Perry is a direct descendant of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval war hero during the War of 1812. Dr. Perry’s family have roots in Haddonfield. Currently, calling Haddonfield his home on Hillside Lane, his grandfather and grandmother moved to Haddonfield in the 1920’s and his mother graduated from HMHS in 1947. In addition to education, Dr. Perry enjoys writing, spending time with his Husky, Apollo, and attending student performing arts and athletic events of the school district. Dr. Perry is very proud and honored to be the Superintendent of Schools of the Haddonfield School District.