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Carlynton superintendent takes Greensburg Salem job

| Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:42 p.m.
Gary Peiffer, Greensburg Salem School District’s next superintendent.
Gary Peiffer, Greensburg Salem School District’s next superintendent.

Carlynton School District must find a new leader as Gary Peiffer was hired recently by the Greensburg Salem School District. Peiffer, who was hired as Carlynton’s superintendent in 2012, will replace Eileen Amato, who is retiring from the Greensburg Salem School District.

He will earn $144,000 a year from the Westmoreland County school district.

His last day in Carlynton has yet to be determined. His resignation letter will be accepted by the school board at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 21, unless a special meeting is scheduled prior.

“The district was recently made aware that Dr. Peiffer was a candidate for a position in another district,” board President Jim Schriver said in an email. “The board proactively discussed how a superintendent search would be conducted, and we are now prepared to begin those first steps.”

Peiffer began his career in education in 1990 as a social studies teacher in Flourtown, Montgomery County. He held several administrative positions at East Allegheny School District during his 15 years there before coming to Carlynton.

Peiffer said the opportunities and challenges at Greensburg Salem are similar to those he’s seen throughout his career.

“I like communities like Greensburg, that I feel are salt of the earth communities,” he said.

Stephanie Hacke is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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