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Updates on search for new Penn Manor superintendent

School board recommends the hiring of Dr. Phil Gale as superintendent (4/4/22)

Superintendent search timetable announced (2/10/22)

The Penn Manor Board of School Directors has announced a timetable for the search process for Penn Manor’s next superintendent.

Applications are being accepted until February 18 through Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13.

  • On February 21, school board members, working with IU 13, will review candidates’ credentials.
  • On March 8 and 10, Initial interviews will take place. A second round of interviews with finalists will be held on March 22 and, if necessary, March 24.
  • On April 4, the school board is expected to announce the candidate it has selected for the superintendent’s job. The board will then need to formally approve a contract with the new superintendent.

Mike Leichliter, Penn Manor’s current superintendent, has accepted a position with a school district in Vermont and plans to leave Penn Manor in the summer.  

Information about the hiring process (1/24/22)

The process of hiring a new superintendent for Penn Manor School District is now under way.

Dr. Mike Leichliter announced in October that he will retire from the position no later than August 31, 2022, prompting the Penn Manor Board of School Directors to begin a nationwide search for his replacement.

Candidates interested in learning more about the position and starting the application process can do so here. Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 18. The successful candidate is expected to join the Penn Manor staff on or before June 1, 2022.

District parents, staff and students may participate in the search process by completing a survey regarding the key qualities of a superintendent and the strengths and weaknesses of Penn Manor School District.

Here is the link to the survey. Responses must be submitted by Friday, February 11.

Dr. Leichliter was hired as Penn Manor’s superintendent in 2009. He previously served as high school assistant principal, principal of Manor Middle School and Penn Manor’s assistant superintendent. 

As the search process continues, more information will be shared with the Penn Manor community.

Dr. Leichliter appointed to position in Vermont (2/5/22)

You can read the story here.