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Interim principal named at Unionville Elementary

07/28/2015 11:40AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

Students are on summer break, but the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is working to hire teachers and support staff for the coming school year. At a brief meeting on July 22, the board approved 10 new hires and 23 job reclassifications in the district.

On Aug. 12, Dr. Edward Mackel will become the interim principal at Unionville Elementary School until a permanent principal can be interviewed and hired. Mackel will be paid $550 per day. The former Unionville Elementary principal, Clif Beaver, officially took over as principal of Pocopson Elementary on July 10 at a salary of $140,000 per year.

The board has previously unanimously approved Amy Jenkins as the new assistant principal at Unionville High School, as of Aug. 1, at a salary of $115,000 per year. Jenkins is filling the assistant principal position that was vacated by former Unionville High School assistant principal Jim Conley. He became principal when Paula Massanari retired at the end of the last school year.

Two retirements were announced at the board's July 22 meeting as well. Unionville High School teacher Nicholas Sama retired as of June 17, and Unionville High School teacher Jean Stevens will retire as of Aug. 24.

The school board will have a public work session meeting at the district office (740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square) on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. For more information, a schedule of upcoming meetings, and videos of past meetings, visit

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email [email protected].