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Springdale High School principal resigns to take job in Chartiers Valley

Emily Balser

Springdale High School will start next school year with one fewer principal after the school board Monday accepted the resignation of Principal Michele Welter.

Welter’s last day will be July 31. She has worked in the district for about five years.

Superintendent Pat Graczyk said Welter is leaving for an administrative position in Chartiers Valley School District.

“We want to wish her well,” he said. “She will definitely be missed.”

Assistant Principal Peter Simpson will serve as an interim principal for the start of next school year.

A decision on whether Simpson will receive additional pay for the interim position hasn’t been decided.

Graczyk said the district wants to “examine everything” before deciding whether they will hire someone to replace Welter. He said it could restructure the high school’s administration duties and continue with one principal.

He said the way the duties are split up, the principal focuses more on evaluations of staff and programs. The assistant principal also handles some of those duties, as well as discipline and school safety.

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