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January 28, 2014

Vannoy, Scurpa get new administrative duties

SHARPSVILLE — Two administrators are getting new duties as Sharpsville Area School District covers a retirement and moves to beef up technology education.

Middle school principal John Vannoy and high school principal Kirk Scurpa began some of their new duties Wednesday after school directors approved Superintendent Dr. Brad Ferko’s recommended changes, he said.

Other changes will take effect next school year.

“For the rest of this year, Mr. Vannoy will be principal of both the middle school and the high school,” Ferko said. “Beginning July 1, he will become director of services, which includes handling special education and gifted students.”

Directors raised Vannoy’s salary to $95,000 for next year because of additional duties including work in staff and curriculum development and with teachers who are new to the district. He will be the district’s liaison with students who may be homeless and also guide services for students learning English as a second language.

Scurpa’s new job title is interim technology integrator/data specialist at his current salary.

“He will be responsible for the integration of technology within the district,” Ferko said. “He will be responsible for staff development, and working with data from the state Department of Education regarding student achievement. Anything that deals with technology, Kirk will be in charge of.”

Ferko said the board was taking advantage of the two administrators’ interests and talents to serve students.

“Our district needs to address some of our shortcomings in technology,” Ferko said. “Mr. Scurpa’s love of technology and his commitment to the new media center we are developing made him an excellent candidate.”

Ferko credited Vannoy with having a good skill set for the responsibilities he is assuming.

“Mr. Vannoy has a good knowledge of the parents within the district and the students in the middle school and high school,” he said. “It was a good move on the board’s part. You took two administrators who have a great deal of experience and put them in positions of leadership to make sure that the district moves forward in two critical areas.”

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