Board Appoints Superintendent

Board Appoints Superintendent
Posted on 03/28/2018

South Middleton Names New Superintendent
Matthew Strine to Lead the District

BOILING SPRINGS, PA. March 27, 2018 – The South Middleton Board of School Directors has appointed Matthew Strine, Ed.D. as the district’s next superintendent. Dr. Strine will begin leading the district on July 1, 2018.

Dr. Strine currently serves as the Superintendent of the Tuscarora Area School District in Mercersburg, PA, a position he has held since 2017. Before that, Dr. Strine served for four years as the Assistant Superintendent in the Shippensburg Area School District. He also spent three years as a Principal and Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the East Pennsboro School District. Dr. Strine began his administrative career as an Assistant Principal in the Waynesboro Area School District. His teaching career included stops in the school districts of Big Spring, West Shore and Shippensburg.

“The Board is thrilled to bring Dr. Strine into the district,” Board President Randy Varner, Esq., said. “With his deep knowledge of education, a demonstrated passion for leadership, and a student-centered approach to decision making, we believe Dr. Strine is an excellent fit for the entire school community of South Middleton. As a former resident of our district, Dr. Strine understands that this community takes great pride in its schools, teachers and students. The Board is confident that it has found an exceptional professional to lead our great school district,” Varner added. “We are most excited that our students will have the opportunity to thrive in an environment led by such a talented and passionate educator,” Varner concluded.

Dr. Strine received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a middle level mathematics certification from the University of Delaware; a master’s degree, principal’s certification and superintendent’s letter of eligibility from Shippensburg University; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Widener University. “I am excited to get started at South Middleton. I have really enjoyed the entire process, and look forward to working closely with the administrators, teachers, staff, board members and the community as we create a compelling future for the students of the district,” Strine said. “I have had many tremendous experiences in education, and I am deeply grateful for the people in Tuscarora who have entrusted me to serve as their superintendent,” Strine added.

“We also want to express our deepest appreciation to Mr. Bruce Deveney for serving as our acting superintendent over the past several months. From the moment he joined, we knew we were in tremendously capable hands, which gave us the ability to conduct this search in a deliberate, thorough, and thoughtful manner. Through the outstanding work of our consultant, Tom Templeton, we saw a number of highly-accomplished educational leaders as part of this process and were very grateful for their interest in South Middleton,” Varner said.

The next step will be for the Board and Dr. Strine to continue working on a comprehensive entry plan, superintendent evaluation process, and other strategic governance procedures to create the conditions for a successful future for South Middleton.