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Waynesboro assistant schools superintendent to take helm temporarily

Dallara retires Friday after nearly seven years on job

Dallara retires Friday after nearly seven years on job

April 16, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Area School Board congratulated retiring Superintendent Barry L. Dallara and named an interim superintendent on Tuesday.

Gloria A. Walker, the district's assistant superintendent, will step into the role until a replacement is named. She has been assistant superintendent with the district since the start of the decade.

"If in my efforts over the past 35 years, if I have helped even one child, I will consider my career a success," Dallara told the school board.

Dallara, whose last day is Friday, left the school board meeting with a wrapped gift as the board members moved into a closed-door executive discussion to discuss the interview process for his replacement. They received several applications for the position prior to the March 31 deadline.

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Dallara is "going to leave a large pair of shoes to be filled, and although we won't be able to do that, we'll do our best," Board President Stanley Barkdoll said.

Dallara, 62, joined the school district in July 2001 and guided it through the early stages of a massive renovation and expansion project at the high school. He also put forth proposed changes in operations at the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center, and those changes have been embraced in theory by the other five school districts that send students to the career center.

Dallara has said he looks forward to spending more time with his family in retirement.

"I hope my tenure at Waynesboro has helped students and teachers achieve (a harmonious) relationship. As you strive to improve education in the future, I wish you only the very best," Dallara said in some of his last remarks to the school board.

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