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    School Board of Directors approves two new principals

    The Neshaminy School Board of Directors approved two candidates for positions as Elementary School Principal at their Public Board Meeting on September 25th.

    Stephanie Washam will serve as Principal at Joseph Ferderbar Elementary School in Feasterville, and Donald Palmer at Tawanka Elementary School in Langhorne.

    Ms. Washam is replacing Judy Brown, who retired as Principal at Ferderbar in August.

    District administrator Andre Modica is currently serving as Acting Principal at Ferderbar, and will return to his former position as Assistant Principal at Maple Point Middle School once the transition is complete.

    Mr. Palmer is currently serving as Acting Principal at Tawanka Elementary School, replacing Robin Klaiber who left for a Principal position with the Lower Merion School District in August.

    Mr. Palmer also previously served as Acting Principal at Tawanka during the 2016-2017 school year.

    According to Neshaminy School District Superintendent of Schools Joseph Jones III, the selection process to fill these two positions started over the summer.

    A committee that included administrators, teachers, parents and School Board members reviewed qualifications and interviewed potential candidates.

    “We were impressed by the quality and credentials of the all candidate,” he said. “After careful consideration and input from a variety of stakeholders, we are confident that these two individuals have the leadership capabilities, skills and personalities that will inspire excellence from their staff and students while maintaining strong, caring learning environments at their schools.”

    “Mr. Palmer has already demonstrated these qualities in his previous and current roles at Neshaminy, and Ms. Washam is a welcome addition to our District leadership team.”

    PHOTO CAPS: 1. Stephanie Washam

    2. Donald Palmer