Mr. Patrick Fletcher
2017 Distinguished Graduate
Class of 1978
Mr. Patrick Fletcher graduated from Rutherford High School in 1978. He
graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in Government and Law in 1982,
Seton Hall with an MA in Educational Administration in 1988, and became a
CPA in 2000.
Mr. Fletcher was the Research Assistant to the Superintendent for the
Rutherford Board of Education, a Business Administrator/Board Secretary for
the Closter and Englewood Cliffs School Districts, and the Assistant
Superintendent and Superintendent in the Glen Rock School District. In 2006
he became the Superintendent of the River Dell Regional School District.
Mr. Fletcher has developed a comprehensive special education program that
allows disabled students to access the full range of academic, athletic, and
artistic programs offered by the district. He was also instrumental in
establishing the Bergen County Flight Team, which helps schools deal with
tragedy and grief all over the county and across the state.
As a strong supporter of education, Mr. Fletcher believes in life-long learning
as well as volunteering and community service.