Verderosa, Kline resign from Pa. high school

July 14, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Candidates for principal and assistant principal at Waynesboro Area Senior High School have until Monday to submit applications for the jobs, Larry Glenn, president of the Waynesboro School Board, said Wednesday.

The school board on Tuesday night accepted the resignations of Principal Jami Verderosa and Tod Kline, one of two assistant principals at the school.

Verderosa, who served as principal for three years, left last week to take a position in a southern state, Glenn said. Her resignation is effective immediately, Glenn said.


Verderosa was assistant principal at the high school from 1998 to 2000. She also was principal at Fairfield (Pa.) High School.

K. Marilyn Smith, a school board member, said Verderosa left early because she had several weeks of leave time that she had to use or lose.

Kline is leaving to take a job as principal at Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Middle School.

He was hired for the $76,000-a-year position effective July 1, but he probably will stay on in Waynesboro for a while.

According to Glenn, Pennsylvania school law allows a school board to keep an administrator on the job for 60 days after an accepted resignation for continuity, provided they are moving to a district within the state.

"We're negotiating a release date," Glenn said. "We'll work with Chambersburg."

Kline, who could not be reached for comment, still was working Wednesday at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

Stephanie States was hired last semester as the high school's second assistant principal, Glenn said.

The board already has begun to advertise the vacancies, he said.

Glenn said he was sorry to see both administrators leave.

"She did a great job," Glenn said of Verderosa. "She implemented the block schedule, made changes in academic programs and is responsible for adding vocational programs in the high school."

Glenn said Kline, 46, has been assistant principal at Waynesboro for five years. He taught music at Hooverville and Mowrey elementary schools in the district for 12 years before that.

"He is a real stalwart who works hard quietly behind the scenes," Glenn said.

Kline grew up in Waynesboro and graduated from high school here in 1976. He lives in Fayetteville, Pa.

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