WAYNESBORO, Pa. — When Wendy L. Royer steps into the position of assistant superintendent for the Waynesboro Area School District on Aug. 1, it will be a homecoming for the former Waynesboro educator.
Her first teaching job out of college in 1989 was in the Waynesboro Area School District as a learning support teacher for students in first through sixth grade.
She served as an instructional support teacher from 1992-96 when she became acting principal of Summitview Elementary School.
“It’s a great district. It always has been,” Royer said. “I left to get other experiences when there weren’t opportunities here for me. It was always my hope to return to the school district — this is home.”
On Tuesday, the Waynesboro Area School Board unanimously approved Royer as assistant
Royer will begin her duties at a salary of $110,000. Her contract runs through July 30, 2015.
“I think it’s really important for the district leadership to be local and to live in the community that you work in. If you work this hard, you may as well be where you raised your children and where you plan on living,” Royer said.