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Wyommising schools superintendent leaving for Twin Valley schools

A pair of Berks County school districts are shuffling leadership.

The Wyomissing School Board announced Thursday that the district’s superintendent, Dr. Robert Scoboria, has informed the board that he is leaving the district to take the same position in the Twin Valley School District. He 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.

Scoboria, whose hiring is expected to be approved by the Twin Valley board at it May 20 meeting, will leave his post at Wyomissing effective June 30. He he served as Wyomissing’s superintendent for the past seven years.

Robert Scoboria
Robert Scoboria

“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,” Wyomissing School Board President Kathryn Harenza said in a statement announcing Scoboria’s departure.

Gary McEwen, Twin Valley School Board president, said in a statement also issued Thursday that the district is excited to welcome Scoboria to the fold.

“With his dynamic leadership and diverse background in education, coupled with his local ties to our community, Mr. Scoboria brings a wealth of experience and deep understanding of the needs of our students and families,” his statement read. “His track record demonstrates a passion for fostering innovation, collaboration and strong partnerships, while recognizing the importance of community engagement and stakeholder involvement.”

McEwen called Scoboria exceptionally qualified for the role of Twin Valley’s superintendent, saying he has articulated a compelling vision for the district that has left the school board confident in his ability to lead the district.

“We look forward to having him fulfill this crucial role, effectively serving our students, staff, and community,” McEwen’s statement read.

Scoboria began his career at Twin Valley, serving as a learning support teacher. He also worked in that role for the Reading School District before moving on to become director of special education in the Brandywine Heights School District.

Scoboria also served stints as the director of pupil services for the Pennridge School District and assistant superintendent for Brandywine Heights.

The Wyomissing board is not wasting any time replacing Scoboria. Saying the district is fortunate to have a deep bench on which to rely, the board announced it plans to promote Dr. Melissa Woodard, assistant superintendent, to the position of superintendent.

Her hiring is subject to final approval of her contract, which is expected to take place at the school board’s June meeting. The details of the contract — including salary — are being negotiated.

“Woodard has demonstrated strong instructional leadership in our schools and has built valuable connections with staff and community members,” Harenza said. “We know that Dr. Woodard, in collaboration with our administrators, teachers and support staff members will help Wyomissing Area continue to support our Spartan students.”

Woodard has experience as an elementary and middle school teacher, as well as an administrator for the past two decades. She has served as a principal, chief academic officer and assistant superintendent.

Source: Berkshire mont

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