CLEARFIELD – On Monday night, the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors welcomed four new principals to its staff.
The board filled three of those principal vacancies at a special meeting last week.
They then approved Mary Sayers to join the district as the principal of the Bradford, Girard-Goshen and Centre Elementary schools. She began her service in the position yesterday with a base salary of $70,000.
Sayers had previously served as the principal at DuBois Central Christian, according to Kristie Young, human resource coordinator.
She said that she believed Sayers had served in her prior principal position for eight years and taught before doing so.
“We’re excited for her to join the team,” she said. Sayers has filled the position previously held by Dr. Mark Dymond, who retired at the conclusion of the school year.
The board also appointed Kevin Wallace, former high school vice principal, to acting principal of the school due to the retirement of John Law, who previously served in the position. They also voted and approved for Fred Redden to act as the middle school principal.
In June, the board voted and approved for James Quick, Jr. to remain as principal of the Clearfield Elementary School.
Quick had previously served on an interim basis in the position since mid-December due to the resignation of the school’s former Principal Anne Herzing. He accepted the position at the conclusion of the district’s “in-house” personnel search.
Quick recently completed his 15th year with the district. He said that he taught for 13 years before stepping into an administrative role for the past two. He was an assistant principal at the Clearfield Middle School prior to switching positions.
Redden filled Quick’s vacated middle school assistant principal position at the end of last year. He had been a technology education teacher at both the middle and high schools.
Redden, however, has now stepped into the position left by Tim Meckey, former middle school principal. Meckey had approximately 30 years in education and retired at the end of June.
Superintendent Richard C. Makin said last week that the salaries for Wallace, Redden and Quick are pending further discussion and not available for publication at this time.