High school hires assistant principal

August 18, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Brian Gallagher, a high school math teacher who was in line to be named chairman of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School mathematics department, was hired instead as the new assistant principal at the school.

The Waynesboro Area School Board this week chose Gallagher over 17 other applicants, Board President Larry Glenn said following Tuesday night's board meeting.

He said Gallagher is a certified administrator. He has been teaching since 1983, with all but four years in the Waynesboro system.


The board found itself with two high school administrative vacancies this summer with the resignation of Principal Jamie Verderosa and Assistant Principal Tod Kline.

Verderosa, principal since 2000, left to take a job in Georgia. Kline, assistant high school principal for five years, was hired as principal of Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Middle School.

Last week, the school board hired Jon Bilbo to replace Verderosa for the top post at the high school.

Bilbo, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, served with the military police. He is principal of Eastern York High School in York County, Pa.

The board agreed to pay Bilbo $88,700 a year.

Bilbo was chosen from a field of 10 applicants, Glenn said.

The board last week promoted Stephanie States from assistant principal of the high school to the newly created position of first vice principal. States, who was hired in March as an assistant principal, will serve as acting principal until Bilbo comes on board, Glenn said.

Classes for the 2005-06 school year begin Aug. 29.

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