School Board Poised To Tab Superintendent Tonight
Hiring of director of pupil personnel also on agenda
The Bensalem school board is expected to hire a new superintendent and another administrator tonight.
The appointment of a successor to Bill Gretzula is on the board's agenda with no further information.
However, the district's choice for its new director of pupil personnel is listed as Monica McHale-Small, with a starting date of Aug. 7.
McHale-Small has been working as the director of secondary teaching and learning for the Springfield (Pa.) School District, according to her Linkedin.com profile. Before that, she worked from 2003 through 2008 as the director of student services for the West Chester (Pa.) Area School District.
McHale-Small succeeds Ann Marie Klibert who recently retired after 38 years with the district.
Gretzula announced his resignation after two years in the position June 8 and was immediately granted his wish by the school board to return to the classroom. However, about a month later, it was announced he would serve as supervisor of curriculum and instruction – professional development and assessment.
Gretzula, whose salary will fall from $166,000 to $112,610, said it was his intention to teach but the administration felt his experience was better utilized in administration. And he added he thought the change would still allow him to spend more time with his family, which was his motivation in resigning as superintendent.
Several attempts to get information on the district's superintendent search from board President Heather Nicholas – including how many people applied and how many were interviewed – have been unsuccessful since June.
Tonight's meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Dorothy Call Administrative Center on Donallen Drive.