Parkland OKs 2 Hires, 1 Resignation

The Parkland School Board approved personnel moves at its Tuesday night meeting. The board also OK'd its substitute list for administration, professional, support, maintenance and food services staff.

The Parkland School Board approved the following personnel changes at its Tuesday night meeting:


Employment of Personnel - The following individuals are recommended for employment, pending receipt of required clearances:

  • Abbey L. Mason, of Perkasie, as a temporary family and consumer science teacher at Parkland High School, at an annual salary of $48,671, prorated, effective Feb. 1, 2013.  Mason is recommended as a substitute for Nancy Bogart, who is on a sabbatical.
  • Christina M. Gehringer, of Northampton, as a part-time clerical receptionist at Orefield Middle School, effective March 4, at an hourly rate of $15.34, to replace Cariss Cole, who resigned.
  • Substitute list for administration, professional, support, maintenance, and food services staff for the 2012-2013 school year, at the board approved rates.


  • Kathleen C. Mahoski, playground aide at Fogelsville Elementary School, effective Feb. 25.

Change of Status

  • Cheryll Kosar, from part-time teaching assistant to full-time teaching assistant at Parkland High School, at an annual salary of $25,334, prorated, effective Feb. 20, to replace Kimberly Puff, who resigned.

Recall of Furloughed Personnel 

  • Jennifer Steigerwalt, of Lehighton, as a part-time custodian at Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School, effective Feb. 27, at an hourly rate of $16.37, replacing Charley Wittman, who moved to another assignment.
John February 28, 2013 at 01:28 AM
SueM February 28, 2013 at 02:36 AM
We can't balance a budget and yet our school board members are winning awards...this is nuts! So Abbey gets paid a yearly salary of almost $50,000 plus benefits, pension and gets Summers off to collect unemployment or tutor for extra money...why aren't I feeling any sympathy when I hear the teacher's might have to give a little!!? I'm so over this!
Parkland Parent March 01, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Yes, we need to be more prudent with salaries and benefits, but remember, the unions had this agreed to by the district. Meanwhile, our kids are losing programs and our kids with disabilities or learning needs are being neglected most. How about you take some money away from athletics?


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