The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

March 11, 2014

Teacher named interim assistant principal at Danville Middle School

— DANVILLE — The Danville school board Tuesday approved Jeremy Winn as interim assistant principal at the Danville Middle School, effective today.

Winn, a Danville Middle School teacher who has been with the district for about 15 years, was approved by a 6-1 vote. The lone “no” vote came from Dawn Koons-Gill, who declined to comment after the meeting. Not present were member Barb Bickhart and board Vice President David Weader.

As interim assistant principal, Winn will serve in the position for a year, after which Winn and the board will decide whether he should stay in that role.

He will be paid his teacher’s salary of $52,570 plus an additional $10,000 for the assistant principal duties.

“He’s eager to get started, he and Charlie (Smargiassi, the middle school principal) work well together,” board President Allan Schappert said. “I think they’ll make a great team.”

Winn thanked the board for its support. “I look forward to working with Charlie. I think we have a great faculty at Danville and a great student body. I look forward to working with the whole administrative team,” he said.

Former Assistant Principal Ed Sanders left the district Jan. 17 to become principal of the Millville Elementary School.

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