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Spotlight Story: WSD Appoints Next Superintendent


After a two month search process, the Board of School Directors appointed Dr. James A. Crisfield as the next superintendent of the Wissahickon School District.

Dr. Crisfield will succeed Judith M. Clark, who will retire after six years as District Superintendent.

Crisfield, who is from Summit, New Jersey, has been an educator in New Jersey for more than 23 years. Dr. Crisfield earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, his master's degree from Boston College, and his doctorate of education from Rutgers University.

After graduating from Stanford University with an R.O.T.C. Commission, Dr. Crisfield began his first career as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force assigned to Communication Command's Air Force Computer Acquisition Center. He held the posts of Social Studies teacher and School Business Administrator, followed by Interim Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in the Warren Township School District in Warren, New Jersey. Crisfield most recently served as Superintendent for the Millburn Township School District in Millburn, New Jersey.

Dr. Crisfield is an accomplished educator who has served as the President of the Garden State Coalition of Schools, the Morris Union Jointure Commission, and on the National Advisory Committee for Educational Testing Service (ETS). Millburn School District is widely regarded as the most competitive public school district in New Jersey and the high school was recently ranked #1 in New Jersey by Newsweek magazine.

The Wissahickon School Board unanimously approved a contract with Dr. Crisfield as Superintendent on Wednesday, November 19th at a Special Board Meeting followed by a reception where Dr. Crisfield began to meet the Wissahickon community. Dr. Crisfield will officially start in the Superintendent position on March 1, 2015. Mrs. Clark’s contract will be extended through February 28, 2015 to insure a smooth transition. Members of the community are also invited to meet the new Superintendent on Friday, November 21st from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Central Office Board room.

 

 


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Posted 11/19/2014 07:52PM
The Wissahickon School Board unanimously approved a contract with Dr. Crisfield as Superintendent on Wednesday, November 19th at a Special Board Meeting followed by a reception where Dr. Crisfield began to meet the Wissahickon community. Dr. Crisfield will officially start in the Superintendent position on March 1, 2015. Mrs. Clark's contract will be extended through February 28, 2015 to insure a smooth transition. Members of the community are also invited to meet the new Superintendent on Friday, November 21st from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Central Office Board room. Details of the appointment are available by clicking the headline.
Posted 11/06/2014 03:06PM
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released the 2013-2014 School Performance Profile (SPP). The PA School Performance Profile is the state's information and support system designed to provide an Academic Performance Score for all public schools in Pennsylvania. This is the second year for this system, which replaces the "Adequate Yearly Progress" measure under No Child Left Behind that was in place for 12 years. New for 2014, the SPP will be used as part of the state's Educator Effectiveness regulations, which use student achievement as a component of teacher and principal evaluations. Click the tab for the full story.
Posted 10/31/2014 02:00PM
A student at Wissahickon High School has been diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed pertussis (whooping cough). Your child may have been exposed. This information was confirmed by the Montgomery County Health Department on Friday, October 31, 2014.
Posted 08/26/2014 03:55PM
The District recently issued a new policy (No. 810.1) under Pennsylvania law which authorizes the possible presence of video and audio recording equipment and the conducting of audio and/or video recording on District school vehicles. Please be aware that this recording capability exists on District school vehicles and that a clearly visible sign will be present inside all school vehicles notifying persons that their actions and statements may be subject to audio and/or video recording. Click the tab for the entire policy.


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