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Dr. Patrick McAleer
Superintendent of Schools
Phone: 856-589-2145
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I am very proud and blessed to serve the community of Pitman as Superintendent of Schools.  I have spent almost my entire career as an educator in Pitman schools, and over that time, have come to know many local individuals and families.  I love the community and the people that make it their home.  Pitman families enthusiastically support their schools, and their children benefit greatly as a result.  I am also proud to have taught in the Pitman schools, and I value the time that I spent with students - helping in some way to shape their growth as learners and as individuals. The time that I spent as a classroom teacher and building principal also allowed me to work alongside an exceptional group of educators, from whom I have learned a great deal.  I look forward to serving the community for the coming years as leader of this fine school district.


  • University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Arts, History (1987)
  • Widener University - Master of Education, Social Studies Education (1993)
  • Widener University - Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership (2009)


Pitman Public Schools (1989-present)

  • Teacher of Social Studies, Pitman High School (1989-1993)
  • Teacher of Social Studies, Pitman Middle School (1993-2002)
  • Principal, WCK Walls School (2002-2008)
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction (2008-2011)
  • Superintendent of Schools (2011-present)

Colonial School District (1989)

  • Teacher of Social Studies, Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School (1989)


I am a native of Philadelphia, where I live with my wife and daughter.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing golf, watching sports (all of the Philly teams, plus the Penn Quakers and the Pitman Panthers, of course),  and spending time at the Jersey Shore.