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Formerly At ‘Grove, Davies New Superintendent

Dr. Todd Davies (seated at left), a former Pottsgrove School District teacher and administrator, on Monday was named superintendent of the West York Area School District

YORK PA – Dr. Todd Davies, who served the Pottsgrove School District for 16 years as a teacher and administrator, and then climbed the leadership ladder in 2013 to become assistant superintendent in the Exeter Township School District, on Monday was named as the new superintendent of the West York Area School District.

Davies was the West York school board’s unanimous selection during a special meeting called for the purpose. He was selected over a field of other candidates following a nearly three month search. Davies’ five-year contact as West York’s chief operating officer will begin Dec. 1, according to a report in the York Dispatch newspaper.

Davies, a former U.S. Marine corporal, began in Pottsgrove as a special education teacher and then moved up the administrative ranks. At the time of his departure from Pottsgrove, the district Board of School Directors publicly praised his tenure, and accepted his official resignation “with regret.” The resignation was purposely separated from other agenda personnel items so it could stand out.

His last role in Pottsgrove was as district Director of Education And Assessment.

Davies’ hiring follows the resignation of Emilie Lonardi, who left the school district after 19 years at the end of June to lead the Downingtown School District in Chester County.

Photo from the West York Area School District

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