Six New Abington School District Administrative Appointments Greeted with High Praise!

Last night Dr. Sichel recommended and the Board appointed six promotions in the Administrative staff:

  • Dr. Charles Lentz is appointed Assistant Director of Curriculum
  • Mr. Daniel File is appointed Principal, Abington Junior High School
  • Ms. Marie Kim is appointed Principal, McKinley Elementary School
  • Ms. Lyndsay Morgan is appointed Principal, Rydal Elementary School
  • Mr. Joshua Perlman is appointed Principal, Overlook Elementary School
  • Mr. Bradley Palmer is appointed Assistant Principal, Abington Senior High School

From left to right: Dr. Charles Lentz, Mr. Bradley Palmer, Ms. Marie Kim, Mr. Joshua Perlman, Mr. Daniel File, Ms. Lyndsay Morgan

Dr. Charles Lentz joined Abington in September 1994 as a sixth grade teacher at Highland Elementary School.  He taught sixth and fourth grades until August 2002 when he was appointed Assistant Principal at Abington Junior High School.  In July 2008 he was appointed Principal of McKinley Elementary School.  On July 1, 2017 he will become Assistant Director of Curriculum.

Dr. Lentz received his B.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; his M.A. in Education from Gratz College; his M.A. in Educational Leadership, Elementary and Secondary Principal Certificates, and Supervision of Curriculum Certificate from Arcadia University; and his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Widener University.

Mr. Daniel File joined Abington in July 2013 as Assistant Principal of Abington Junior High School.  In July 2016 he was appointed Principal of Overlook Elementary School.  On July 1, 2017 he will become Principal of Abington Junior High School.

Prior to joining Abington, Mr. File was an English teacher for nine years at Pennsbury and LaSalle College High Schools.  In June 2007 he was appointed Assistant Principal at Pennsbury High School; in July 2012 he was Assistant Principal at Holicong Middle School.

Mr. File received his B.A. in Secondary Education & English from LaSalle University and his M.S. in Education, Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Marie Kim joined Abington in July 2011 as Assistant Principal of Copper Beech Elementary School.  Prior to joining Abington, she was a Special Education teacher in New Jersey for four years; an Assistant Principal at the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ; and Assistant Principal at the Hiram Dodd Elementary School in Allentown, PA. On July 1, 2017 she will become Principal of McKinley Elementary School.

Ms. Kim received her B.A. in Philosophy & Religious Studies from the Univeristy of Pittsburgh; her M.A. in Special Education from New Jersey City University; her M.S. in Education Leadership from Columbia University; and she is enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Gwynedd Mercy University.

Ms. Lyndsay Morgan joined Abington in August 2005 as a third grade teacher at Rydal Elementary School.  She taught third and fifth grades until June 2010 and was appointed Elementary Curriculum Specialist at Willow Hill Elementary School in August 2010 and Elementary Curriculum Specialist at Rydal Elementary School in August 2013.  On July 1, 2017 she will become Principal at Rydal Elementary School.

Ms. Morgan received her B.A. in Legal Communications & Education from Howard University; her M.S. in Education from Temple University; and she is enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Temple University.

Mr. Joshua Perlman joined Abington in September 2007 as a second grade teacher at Copper Beech Elementary School.  He taught second and fourth grades until June 2013 and then was appointed Elementary Curriculum Specialist at Overlook Elementary School.  On July 1, 2017 he will become Principal at Overlook Elementary School.

Prior to joining Abington Mr. Perlman worked five years in marketing and communications before working in education and then was an Instructional Support Aide at Klinger Middle School in Warminster, PA.

Mr. Perlman received his B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University; his M.S. in Elementary Education from Holy Family University; and obtained his Principal’s Certification from Delaware Valley College.

Mr. Bradley Palmer joined Abington in September 1999 as a science teacher at Abington Senior High School.  On July 1, 2004 he became the Science Department Chair at Abington Senior High School, teaching Chemistry and Physics.  Prior to Abington, Mr. Palmer was a science teacher at LaSalle College High School and a chemistry instructor at Manor College in Jenkintown, PA. On July 1, 2017 he will become an Assistant Principal at Abington Senior High School.

Mr. Palmer received his B.S. in Secondary Science Education in Chemistry and his M.S. in Secondary Science Education from Temple University.  He is enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Arcadia University.

We congratulate these fine educators and wish them much success in their new positions.

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