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Parkland Hires 16 Staff Members

The following individuals were recommended for employment in the Parkland School District, pending receipt of clearances.

The Parkand School Board approved the following hires at it meeting Tuesday: 

  • Traci L. Falco, a first grade teacher at Kernsville Elementary School, effective Sept. 19, 2012, at an annual salary of $48,671, prorated.  She will fill a temporary vacancy for Angela Miller, who is on a childrearing leave of absence.
  • Joshua Muth, a part-time  German teacher at Orefield and Springhouse middle schools, effective Aug. 30, 2012, at an annual salary of $48,671, prorated. He is a part-time substitute for Tracy Wanyo, who is on a leave of absence.
  • Cathy A. Bendekovits, as a mentor for Traci Falco at Kernsville Elementary School, through the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Stephanie Berger, as a part-time teaching assistant at Kratzer Elementary School, effective Sept. 4, 2012, at an hourly rate of $17.79, to replace Amy Jones, who moved to another assignment.
  • Susan E. Wagner, as a part-time teaching assistant at Parkland High School, effective Sept. 4, 2012, at an hourly rate of $17.79, to replace Jessie Cassium who moved to another assignment.
  • Kimberly J. Kolb, as a DRP/Title I aide at Ironton Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, replacing Alexander Geiger who moved to another position.
  • Kaitlin M. Moriarity, as a DRP/Title I aide at Parkway Manor Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, due to additional Title I funding.
  • Taryn A. Winterburn, as a DRP/Title I aide at Fogelsville Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, replacing Nicole Miller who moved to another position.
  • Karen Reyburn, as a DRP/Title I aide at Kernsville Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, replacing Faye Richelderfer who retired.
  • Rebecca Lewis, as a DRP/Title I aide at Kernsville Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, due to additional Title I funding.
  • Gemma Neville, as a DRP/Title I aide at Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, due to additional Title I funding.
  • Diana Krupka, as a DRP/Title I aide at Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, due to additional Title I funding.
  • Joshua A. Wuchter, as a DRP/Title I aide at Fogelsville Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, due to additional Title I funding.
  • Tara Lewis, as a DRP/Title I aide at Kratzer Elementary School, at an hourly rate of $16.50, due to additional Title I funding.
  • Jennifer L. Gerardi, as a DRP/Title I aide at Cetronia Elementary School, effective Oct. 15, 2012, at an hourly rate of $16.50, replacing Jessica Bogwist who resigned.
  • Louise Feher, as elementary music chairperson for the 2012-2013 school year, at the contracted stipend, replacing Erich Joella who resigned.
mark wood September 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Gee, thanks Scott Ott and your band of so-called republican party, more like spend spend spend party, Look at this, get this fact through your thick head, the benefits and entitlements will cost us all, but who gives a crap, its just tax payers and the money they earn, Dis-inflation?, and they hire more, more benefits handed out more entitilements more insurances, Every damn one of you are ignorant, arrogant., can't wait til all of you enjoy your hi cost of everything coming your way. When the brain in your head finally starts to function, maybe your normalcy bias and compartilazation will also fade. but I doubt it. The system has you trapped, and you will long suffer the ills of your ways, enjoy. Its fun to watch people try to fix STUPID, (mostly because you can'T).
John September 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
EVERY homeowner in the PSD should feel BAMBOOZLED! "PSD cutting 60 positions", "PSD can't meet it's budget---AGAIN". Are you kidding me? You have added another hundreds of thousands to your overhead....including ADDITIONAL pensions, after a summer of INCREASING MY TAXES! I can't wait to hear about the "DEAL" this Board did regarding salary increases for Administration! Outraged is simply the beginning. The entire Board should submit their resignations, as you ARE the PROBLEM. Additionally the administration should follow you out the door. This is nothing more than "family members" taking care of their own. Hire a PROFESSIONAL BOARD, with PROFESSIONAL FINANCE AND NEGOTIATORS, and stop promoting TEACHERS into business positions such as SUPERINTENDANTS! It's virtually a conflict of interest in a system such as this, where promotions to such capacities and responsibility cannot be void of political nepotism! You have a $139 million train wreck, and quite honestly the product ain't all that good!
mark wood September 22, 2012 at 02:55 PM
exactly
Joseph Brogan September 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM
How many relatives do the school directors and administrators have that are employed by the school district that they have been entrusted to manage? Each year we end up paying additional taxes because of out of control spenders. I hate to see what the tax increase will be in the next couple of years when the underfunded pension and health care cost increases hit us.

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