Superintendent Joseph Jones III
Joseph Jones was appointed Superintendent of the Neshaminy School District in June 2016 and began his official duties August 1, 2016. His goal for the Neshaminy School District schools is to capitalize on the district’s focus to “build futures” in order to ensure a high quality education for all students.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Jones later moved to Gloucester County, New Jersey, where he graduated from Kingsway Regional High School. He attended Bucknell University and received a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1985, majoring in English and mathematics. He received a Master Degree in educational administration from Glassboro State College in 1989. Most recently, Mr. Jones completed an MBA program at Temple University's Fox School of Business in 2015.
Mr. Jones’ teaching career began at Woodbury Junior & Senior High School in January 1986. He later became the Supervisor for Business & Mathematics at his alma mater, Kingsway Regional, in 1989. His next administrative position was in the Gloucester Township School District as an assistant principal at the Glen Landing Middle School in 1992. From 1993 through 2005, Mr. Jones worked at the Northern Burlington County Regional School District; he was the high school principal for ten years and then served as the assistant superintendent for the district.
Mr. Jones was recognized as the National Association of Secondary School Principals/MetLife New Jersey High School Principal of the Year in 2002. Mr. Jones served in a leadership role on the Cabinet of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, and he is a past-president of the Burlington County Secondary Principals & Supervisors Association. In addition, he served on a committee organized by Assemblyman Malone to review practical arts education and was appointed by Governor McGreevy to serve on the Education Mandate Review Study Commission.
More recently, he has served as Vice-President and President of the Gloucester County Superintendents Roundtable, served on the Advisory Committee for the Gloucester County Roundtable, was a member of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators Executive Committee, and was active as a member of the Executive Committee and president of the NJASA Urban Superintendents sub-committee. Mr. Jones was named the 2015 Gloucester County Superintendent of the Year and selected as the 2016 South Jersey Region Superintendent of the Year.
Mr. Jones is married to Jennifer Reivich Jones, a former public school teacher. They have four boys.
Academic Employment History
Neshaminy School District Superintendent of Schools | 2016 – present
Woodbury City Public School Superintendent of Schools | 2005 – 2016
Northern Burlington County Regional School District Assistant Superintendent of Schools | 2003 – 2005 High School Principal | 1993 -- 2003