POTTSTOWN PA – Dr. Barbara Burke-Stevenson’s tenure as interim director of pupil services in the Pottsgrove School District, which began Monday (June 30, 2014), will be short-lived; only 77 days, the district says.
Regina Carpenter, who currently serves as a supervisor of special education at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, was named Monday by Superintendent Shellie Feola as the district’s full-time director of pupil services, effective Sept. 15. She succeeds Ann Myers, who retired from the position. Burke-Stevenson will watch over the department’s affairs during the transition, Feola indicated.
Carpenter’s starting salary will be $127,500, the district reported.
Carpenter has overseen “numerous educational programs since 2008” at the IU, according to a press release issued by Technology and Communications Director Michael Wagman.
At Pottsgrove, Carpenter will join some familiar company. Daniel Vorhis, whom the district hired in April as its director of education and assessment, earlier worked with her on the IU’s special education staff.
Before employment with the IU, Carpenter held positions as supervisor of special education for the North Penn School District, supervisor and principal at the County Alternative High School at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, and principal of the Greenhouse School in Southampton PA.
She holds Pennsylvania certifications for mentally or physically handicapped K-12, supervisor of special education, and principal certification K-12.
The district also said it would begin a search to replace Michelle MacLuckie, its soon-to-be-former supervisor of special education. MacLuckie officially resigned earlier this month, and will leave her position effective July 17. During the search, the district said it has contracted with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit to employ Robin Boehning as interim supervisor of special education until MacLuckie’s permanent replacement is named.