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Wyomissing school officials appoint new superintendent

The Wyomissing Area School District has a new superintendent.

At a meeting Monday, the school board voted 9-0 to approve a five-year contract for Dr. Melissa “Missy” Woodard, whose term as superintendent will start July 1.

“Dr. Woodard’s deep understanding and expertise of curriculum and instruction, combined with her strong relationships with faculty and staff will continue to elevate the District’s educational programs and initiatives,” Wyomissing School Board President Kathryn Harenza said in a press release. “Dr. Woodard is a consummate team player and we are fortunate to have someone with such an impressive background and proven ‘commitment to excellence’ at our district to help ensure a seamless leadership transition.”

Woodard was promoted from her current position as assistant superintendent following the resignation of Rob Scoboria, who will be leaving at the end of June to take over as superintendent for the Twin Valley School District.

Robert Scoboria
Robert Scoboria

Scoboria will replace Dr. Patrick Winters, who the Twin Valley School Board announced in February would be leaving the district when his contract expires June 30. Winters has been superintendent since April 2021.

“We thank Mr. Scoboria for his seven years of dedicated service to our district, during which time we successfully launched new programs for students, updated our facilities and worked together through the many challenges of COVID-19,”  Harenza said in a statement announcing Scoboria’s departure.

Woodard said she was grateful for the opportunity to take the reigns at Wyomissing.

“It has been an honor to work with Mr. Scoboria over the last six years and I wish him well in his new role at Twin Valley,” Woodard said in a press release. “I can’t wait to get started on this next chapter of my 28 year journey in education and look forward to continuing to develop collaborative relationships with the administrative team, staff, students and community members and maintaining the proud academic tradition at Wyomissing Area.”

Prior to her arrival in Wyomissing, Woodard spent 13 years with the Boyertown Area School District, where she most recently served as assistant superintendent.

During her tenure there, Woodard supervised curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development.

She was instrumental in implementing an instructional coaching program, helped to facilitate the development of four areas of academic study at Boyertown Area High School, secured a partnership with Kutztown University for professional staff development, and she received a Pre-K Counts grant to start pre-kindergarten programming in September 2018, Wyomissing officials said in the release.

Before that, Woodard served as a principal, teacher, and cross-country coach in other Berks County school districts.

Woodard earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from West Chester University, her master’s degree in education from Kutztown University, and her principal’s certificate from Alvernia University.

Woodard received her doctorate in educational leadership from Immaculata University and completed an extensive study of effective professional-development practices as a graduate of the Learning Forward Academy. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Berks class of 2017.

As a delegate of the AP College Board in 2015, Woodard joined a team of educational leaders from around the United States to study school systems across China, the release said.

Woodard resides in Oley Township with her husband, Brian, and two children.

Source: Berkshire mont

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