POTTSTOWN PA – As Shellie Feola, the Pottsgrove School District’s acting superintendent, settles into her new duties, she’s also ensuring her previous work is not left unattended.
Feola won approval Tuesday night (Oct. 9, 2012) from the Board of School Directors to sign consulting contracts with two specialists who will cover matters for which she was formerly responsible under Superintendent Dr. Bradley Landis. Landis has been hired for a position with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit; the board named Feola as his interim successor for up to 12 months. Tuesday represented her third weekday in the job.
Directors, at Feola’s recommendation, accepted an agreement to have Dr. Leticia M. Rodriguez serve as Pottsgrove’s interim director of human resources for about three days weekly for up to 75 days, at a daily rate of $650, for a maximum cost of $48,750. They also agreed to a contract with Dr. Susan W. Golder for curriculum, instruction and staff development tasks for one day weekly up to 50 days, at the same rate for a maximum of $32,500.
The amounts are in keeping with “the market rate for contractual work of this type at this level,” Feola said in an e-mail.
Feola noted Rodriguez will “supervise district personnel functions including, but not limited to, recruitment, employment, termination, certification, position descriptions, salary and benefits, substitutes, student teachers, employee time control … supplemental positions, and record maintenance.” She also will serve as the Title IX coordinator, Right to Know administrator, administer and enforce all contract provisions, and process all employee complaints and grievances.
Rodriguez’s name is well-known to some western Montgomery County residents. She worked in similar capacities during 2009 in the Spring-Ford Area School District, and during 2011 in the Owen J. Roberts School District.
Golder, Feola added, will maintain staff development and support for building principals, monitor and lead some curriculum and instruction initiatives, and monitor and lead some staff development and implementation initiatives.
The professionals’ contracts “ensure that the district continues to function smoothly and efficiently … during this period of transition,” Feola wrote.
Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Oct. 9 meeting):