WASD Names New Superintendent - Tod F. Kline, Ed. D.

WASD Names New Superintendent
Posted on 02/14/2017
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New Waynesboro Area School District Superintendent

Tod F. Kline, Ed. D.

The new superintendent for the Waynesboro Area School District (WASD) is a former district teacher, administrator, and a 1976 WASHS graduate.  His administration will begin on July 1st, 2017. 

Dr. Kline is currently the Superintendent of the Susquehanna Township School District (STSD) in Harrisburg.  Prior to going to Susquehanna Township, Kline was the Superintendent of the Southern Huntingdon County School District. 

At STSD, Kline implemented the Journey of HOPE—an organizational framework for school improvement and brought in over $250,000 in early childhood and literacy grant money.  During his leadership at Southern Huntingdon County (SHC), the district’s elementary schools increased from the lowest scoring schools in the intermediate unit to the having the top two scoring elementary schools. The third elementary developed from an at-risk focus school to the sixth highest scoring elementary school in the intermediate unit.  In addition, Southern Huntingdon acquired over five million dollars in federal and state grant money.  SHC won four Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Literacy Innovation Awards with over $30,000 in award money.  SHC also won the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence Commitment Award in 2015.

Kline has presented various workshops for national and state conferences that included data use, innovation, leadership, and organizational theory.  He also served as the only superintendent on the PA Secretary of Education’s Literacy Council.  Additionally, he appeared on a discussion panel with PDE Secretaries and other dignitaries at the 2014 PA Literacy Conference at State College. 

From 1988 to 2000, Dr. Kline was a music teacher for WASD at Hooverville and Mowrey Elementary Schools.  He served as assistant principal from 2000 to 2005 at the Waynesboro Area High School.  Kline was appointed middle school principal at the Chambersburg Area Middle School (now CAMS South) in 2005, and served as a director of school programming and facilities dealing with school construction, program development for the Chambersburg Magnet School, and also served temporarily, prior to leaving Chambersburg Area School District, as the principal of the academic school (now the magnet school).  While at SHC, he served as the superintendent of record for the Huntingdon County Career and Technical School. 

Dr. Kline has published two books with Prentice-Hall/Pearson (Parker).  He was a regular education Op Ed writer for the Daily News in Huntingdon County.  Kline serves on the Executive Board of the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence, a regional US performance excellence organization.  He earned his Bachelor degree from the University of North Carolina (School of the Arts), his Master of Science from Western Maryland College, and his Doctor of Education degree from Widener University in Philadelphia. Also, he earned his superintendent certification from Shippensburg University.  He and his wife Laura live in Fayetteville.

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“I am extremely excited and proud to return to my hometown as superintendent of schools.  There is no bigger honor than to serve the WASD community. This community provided me with an education that prepared me for my career.  To be able to work, retire, and end my career in the same classroom (the Board Room of Clayton Avenue) I started my education—my first grade classroom—is an experience that can only be realized in one’s dreams.”  Tod F. Kline  

 

 

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