Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pottsgrove Hires New Assistant Superintendent

Photos by Evan Brandt
Robert P. Harney is now the new Assistant Superintendent of the Pottsgrove School District.
So first the easy news.

Pottsgrove hired a new assistant superintendent Tuesday night.

Robert P. Harney was hired by a 7-1 vote of the school board and he officially starts July 1.

He will be paid $150,000 in his first year on the job. According to the meeting agenda, he was most recently assistant superintendent for personnel at Methacton School District., where he also served as a teacher, building principal and director of labor relations and human resources.

A former police officer and juvenile probation officer for 11 years, Harney began his career in education as an elementary school teacher in the North Penn School District.

The district also replaced a Lower Pottsgrove special education and Ringing Rocks second grade teacher as well as the retirements of West Pottsgrove teacher Terri Minotto and school psychologist Debra Lewis.

The board also voted to raise the price of the standard school lunch by 5 cents, as well as some a la carte items.
Western Center principal Christopher Moritzen
addresses the Pottsgrove School Board Tuesday night.

Christopher Moritzen, principal of the Western Montgomery Career and Technical Center also appeared before the board to answer questions about the budget for that school, to which Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford and Upper Perkiomen school districts all send students.

However, he knows his subject so well and spoke so quickly that I am going to wait until he e-mails me his presentation before I report on it because I fear making an error.

In the meantime, here are the Tweets.

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