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School Board Appoints Two New Administrators

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:32 AM by Joe Ferry   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 9:36 AM ]
Dr. Rattigan with Dr. Woyurka and Dr. Cortellessa.
The Pennridge School Board has appointed two highly qualified, experienced educators to fill important roles in the administration.

The Board named Dr. Cheri Woyurka, who has had a long career with the Berks County Intermediate Unit, as Director of Pupil Services, and Dr. Christina Cortellessa, an administrator with the New Hope-Solebury School District, as Principal at Pennridge Central Middle School. Both new employees will start as soon as possible.

"We are fortunate to add these women to our administrative team. They bring a wealth of experience to the District," said Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline A. Rattigan. "I am looking forward to working with them to enhance educational and social opportunities for our students."

At the Berks County Intermediate Unit, Dr. Woyurka served as a teacher, consultant and administrator. Most recently, she was the Director of the Office of Early Childhood and Student Services. As a Berks County Intermediate Unit employee, she was also asked to serve as Acting Special Education Director in both the Wyomissing and Reading School Districts.

Dr. Woyurka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Millersville University, a Masters of Education degree in Special Education from Penn State
Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline A. Rattigan is flanked by the District's new Director of Pupil Services Dr. Cheri Woyurka and new Penn Central Middle School Principal Dr. Christina Cortellessa.
University and an Education Doctorate degree (Ed.D.) from Wilkes University in Educational Leadership and Administration. Her certifications are special education supervisory and PK-12 superintendent letter of eligibility.

Dr. Cortellessa has been a long-standing member of the New Hope-Solebury community. Her roles there have been as a health and physical education teacher, middle school counselor and most recently, principal of New Hope-Solebury Middle School.

Dr. Cortellessa's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Health/Physical Education from Lock Haven University, a Master of Education degree in Secondary Counseling from West Chester University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. She is certified as a principal K-12.

Dr. Demi Foote (Pupil Services) and Mr. Keith Godshall (Penn Central) have graciously agreed to continue serving in the interim and in transitioning with our newest administrative team members.  We thank both of them for their continued service to Pennridge and welcome Dr. 
Cheri Woyurka and Dr. Christina Cortellessa to Pennridge!