Superintendent of Schools

115 Budd Blvd. West Deptford NJ 08096
(856)686-8387 FaxAve Altersitz

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays - 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

The Gloucester County Office of Education is the arm of the New Jersey State Department of Education that serves as liaison for citizens and local school districts to the Department of Education. Its primary function is to provide assistance and support to school districts, serving as a resource to school district personnel. 

The office provides oversight and monitoring of the 29 school districts to ensure compliance with law and code, annually approves local school district budgets, verifies the Applications for State School Aid, approves transportation contracts and jointures, and approves substandard instructional areas. 

The office assists residents of the county who are seeking certification as a teacher or substitute teacher. Substitute teacher credentials are issued to qualified applicants. Assistance is provided to parents who call for guidance regarding school related issues. 

The Executive County Superintendent position was established by the Commissioner of Education to provide improved alignment of our current staff in support of educational initiatives in Gloucester County.  Through better alignment, the County Office responds to district needs and provides a proactive outreach and support in helping schools and districts implement the Common Core State Standards. 

Staff E-Mail Addresses:
Ave Altersitz -
Tara Brouillette -
Dena Cooper -    
Doris Isaacs - 
Caroline Knower -
James McBee - 
Jillian Palladino Gillespie- 
Beth Ann Smith -

Freeholder Director - Robert M. Damminger
Freeholder Liaison - Lyman Barnes