Waynesboro school district principals are shifted around

June 06, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Area School Board on Wednesday approved major shifts in its administrative staffing, sending principals to new schools for 2012-13.

Six principals and the supervisor of special education will move into new positions.

Only Waynesboro Area Senior High School Principal Christopher Dennis and Fairview Elementary School Principal Dianne Eberhardt will remain in their current roles.

The school board plans to hire new assistant principals for Waynesboro Area Middle School and Fairview Elementary School.

Newly hired Schools Superintendent Sherian Diller said the changes started being considered after her appointment. She had been principal of Mowrey Elementary School.

“We looked at the skills and talents of every member of our administrative team,” she said.

Wendy L. Royer, who recently was named the district’s new assistant superintendent, will take the lead in interviews and hiring for the two assistant principal positions, Diller said.

“We’d like to post (the positions) internally and externally,” she said of advertising vacancies.
Board member Chris Lind asked each of the affected administrators to stand during the school board meeting.


“It’s a promotion for each one of them,” he said.

The high school will continue to have a principal, associate principal and dean of students, which is the same setup as 2011-12, Diller said.

She publicly congratulated Rita Sterner-Hine on receiving a doctorate degree. Sterner-Hine had been Hooverville Elementary School principal; she will now be Summitview Elementary School principal.

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