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WASD Names New Elementary Special Education Supervisor

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November 14, 2019 | Community

Jim DeSantis

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (NOVEMBER 14, 2019) — Williamsport Area School District named James DeSantis as its new Elementary Special Education Supervisor, effective date to be determined.

DeSantis comes to the district from the Harris County School District in Hamilton, Ga., where he served as its special education director. He replaces Jeff Moore, who served in the role in an interim capacity.

DeSantis brings more than 20 years of professional and administrative experience to the position.

He started his career in education in 1998 as a speech-language pathologist for Quitman County School District in Georgetown, Ga., where he also served as its special education director. He’s also worked as a speech-language pathologist for the Randolph County School System in Cuthbert, Ga., before moving into his latest administrative post.

A New Castle, Pa., native, DeSantis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University, a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Edinboro University, and an Educational Specialist degree  in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. He also holds educational leadership and speech-language pathology certifications in both Pennsylvania and Georgia.

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