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15 Pottsgrove Leaders Receive 2% Pay Increases

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A list of 15 Pottsgrove School District executives that includes school building principals, assistant principals, and others in leadership positions, all of whom individually earned between $85,000 and $142,000 last year, received 2-percent salary increases that were unanimously authorized Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2017) by the district Board of School Directors.

Board member Bill Parker questioned why those in charge of schools whose students fared poorly in last year’s disappointing Pennsylvania System of School Assessment rankings merited higher salaries. Although declining state results were part of the performance calculations on which employment contracts were based, all 15 ultimately met or exceeded their goals, Superintendent Dr. William Shirk explained.

The goals may change next year, when Pennsylvania issues new performance standards and contracts are renegotiated, Shirk added. Board members agreed they wanted to be involved in those discussions.

The new “Act 93 Administrative Salaries” became retroactively effective Friday (Dec. 1). Ordered by amount, ranging from highest to lowest, the list consists of:

  • William Ziegler, High School Principal, $145,045.02;
  • Yolanda Williams, Lower Pottsgrove Elementary Principal, $143,124.36;
  • Daniel Vorhis, Director of Education & Assessment K-12, $135,966.00;
  • David Ramage, Director of Integration for Learning & Instruction, $127,649.94;
  • Kate Pacitto, Director of Pupil Services, $125,888.40;
  • Terri Koehler, West Pottsgrove Elementary Principal, $118,577.04;
  • Lisa Jones, Ringing Rocks Elementary Principal, $117,711.90;
  • Kyle Kanter, Supervisor of Special Education, $111,690.00;
  • Jeff Cardwell, Director of Facilities, $110,334.42;
  • Tony Bickert, Director of Technology, $104,330.70;
  • Christopher Becker, Middle School Assistant Principal, $103,426.98;
  • Eric Daney, High School Assistant Principal, $100,918.80;
  • Ronald Linke, Assistant Business Manager, $94,520.34;
  • Steven Sieller, Lower Pottsgrove Elementary Assistant Principal, $89,047.02; and
  • Todd Van Horn, Dean of Students, $87,723.06.

Shirk said he “feels good about what could be” increasing district academic success in this and coming years, and praised the administrative team for its hard work.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Dec. 5 meeting):

Photo from the Pottsgrove School District

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