Lititz, PA — Warwick School District is pleased to announce the extension of Dr. April Hershey’s contract. She will continue on as the superintendent as approved by the board on Tuesday, November 21st 2017.
Her term was extended for another five years, commencing on July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2023. Her salary for the 2018-2019 school year will be $179,900.
According to the Brown Center on Education Policy (2014), the average duration of a superintendent at any one district is three to four years. Dr. Hershey will begin her 10th year in the position with the start of her new contract, after joining Warwick in 2009.
“The school district will be in good hands in the future. I'm very excited about this,” said School Board President Dr. Quinn.
Some highlights of Dr. Hershey and her administrative team’s work at Warwick include the implementation of full-day kindergarten for all students, the revenue generating WarwickWARE school software project, the creation of the Warwick Virtual Academy and other programs to bring students back to Warwick. Additional accomplishments include a one-to-one technology initiative beginning in 2018-2019, as well as long and short-range district planning for budgets, facilities, and programs.
The contract extension will make Dr. Hershey the second longest serving superintendent in school history, just behind Dr. John Bonfield.
“It is my honor to be entrusted to serve the Warwick community as superintendent. I feel so blessed to work in such a supportive community. I look forward to working together with the board, administration, staff, students and greater community for the next five years to provide the best possible education to our students,” says Hershey.