The assistant superintendent of the Penn-Delco School District has been hired by the Christina School District in Delaware to be its new superintendent, writes Karie Simmons for Newark (Del.) Post.
Five of the seven board members voted for Richard L. Gregg, who is a former Christina student. The decision was made less than a week after each of the final three candidates for the position presented their plans for the district’s future during a Jan. 11 public meeting.
Gregg, who is a University of Delaware graduate, received his master’s degree in school leadership and instruction from Wilmington University. He began his career teaching social studies before moving into administrative positions at Christiana High School, Brandywine High School, and Concord High School.
“I’m a product of this district, and I’m proud to be a product of this district,” Gregg said during his Jan. 11 presentation. “I think we can do good things together.”
During his presentation, he emphasized that he plans to increase Christina’s 75 percent graduation rate and improve the district’s financial situation by evaluating its different programs.
“Our tax dollars should be concentrated on what is working, not what isn’t working,” he said.
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