Alexander appointed director of educational support services
● By Steven Hoffman
Avon Grove High School Principal Tom Alexander was appointed to serve as the district’s director of educational support services at the April 23 school board meeting. He will start the new position on July 1, which coincides with his 25-year anniversary in the district. Alexander has been the principal at the high school for the last 11 years. Before that, he was a teacher, assistant principal, and principal of the Fred S. Engle Middle School for a total of 13 years.
In a letter that Alexander wrote to parents and students, the principal stated, “It has been my distinct honor to serve as the principal of the Avon Grove High School for the past 11 years. I must say that my time here has been a most pleasurable and rewarding experience. My 23 years of teaching and administrative experience in the Avon Grove School District have shaped me and prepared me for my next administrative challenge.”
Superintendent Dr. Christopher Marchese said that in the new position Alexander will be responsible for providing administrative support in a variety of programs and services, including human resources, student services, community relations, and transportation.
Marchese said that Alexander’s experience and performance in a variety of roles for the school district during the last 25 years will be an asset to the district’s central office.
“We are excited to have Tom join the administrative team,” the superintendent said.
Marchese also announced that the district is starting a search process for a new high school principal. In an effort to find out what the community considers to be necessary characteristics for a high school principal, an input session for parents and community members has been planned for Thursday, April 30 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Avon Grove High School library.
Alexander credited the high school faculty and staff, as well as the parents and students in the district, with making the high school an outstanding school.
“I want to thank you for the opportunities I have had over the past 11 years,” Alexander wrote. “I feel we have come a long way together and have made many great and positive strides. The high school is a place that I will always be proud to be associated with.”