Upper Darby High School Hires First Female Principal in Its 120-Year History

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Kelley Simone is the first female principal in the 120-year history of Upper Darby High School.

Upper Darby High School has found its new principal in Kelley Simone, writes Kevin Tustin for the Daily Times.

Simone has been selected by Superintendent Dan Nerelli to head the county’s largest high school after the resignation of principal Ed Roth, who was hired by to be the principal at Norristown High School.


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Simone assumed her new position on Monday, Aug. 21, and is the first female principal in the 120-year history of UDHS. Simone was previously the principal at Beverly Hills Middle School for six years.

She said she is ready to take on her new position, leading the 3,600-student school.

“I am extremely grateful and honored for the opportunity to be the principal of Upper Darby High School,” said Simone. “I am dedicated to my profession and to this school district, and I look forward to continuing to build positive relationships and school culture with the students, families, and staff of the high school and the community as a whole.”

Read more about Upper Darby High’s new principal in the Daily Times by clicking here.

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