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David Trethaway

Superintendent of Schools

About the Superintendent

David Trethaway was appointed as Superintendent of Manchester Schools on July 1, 2008. Before coming to Manchester, Mr. Trethaway was the Superintendent of Schools for the Central Regional School District, a position he held since 2001. Prior to that, he was Assistant Superintendent at Central, Acting Principal at Jackson Twp. High School, a Vice Principal, Supervisor of Basic Skills, and Mathematics Teacher in grades 7-12. He is a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and achieved his Masters in Education Administration at Georgian Court University. He served as Ocean County president of the NJ Association of School Administrators in 2007-08.

Contact Information

David Trethaway
Superintendent of Schools

Cheryl Mackenzie
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 732-350-5900, ext. 2214

Fax: 732-350-0436

Mailing Address:

Manchester BOE Office
P.O. Box 4100
Whiting, NJ 08759

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Superintendent's Blog

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November 2016

Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members,

The school year has been off to an excellent start and it is hard to believe we are now approaching the end of the first marking period. Each school has had a number of successful programs and activities and hopefully you all have been able to use our new webpage to keep up to date with school related functions. As we get closer to the holidays and the possibility of inclement weather it is important that you are aware of any important announcements.

Please make sure your contact information is correct so that you may receive any announcements from our "all call" system or in case there is a need for the school to contact you regarding your child. This is particularly important for information on school closings or delays and in the event that there is an emergency. Also, please refer to our webpage at for information on programs and activities in each school. If you have any suggestions for improving our website, please don't hesitate to contact me. We have many programs planned for the next few months and I hope you will be able to attend our concerts, plays and other programs. The students and staff work extremely hard at preparing these programs and it is great to see a large turnout at these events.

Veterans Ceremony flyer

Lastly, we have a Veterans Day Ceremony scheduled for the High School Auditorium on Thursday, November 17th at 2:00. This is a time to recognize the sacrifices made by our veterans who live in our community. Our other schools have been recognizing our veterans as well but the High School is open to the community.

On a personal note, my father, who is 96 years old and a World War II veteran was invited to participate in the New York Veterans Day Parade. It was very special to see the look on his face as we passed by the many people with signs of support for the veterans. We all owe so much to our veterans and our ceremony is just one way of saying thank you.

I hope to see you at the upcoming events and I again want to thank you for your support of our students, staff and the Manchester Township School District.

David Trethaway

Superintendent of Schools