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Introducing New Roles, Faces of Leadership Across WASD for 2021-2022

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August 12, 2021 | Community

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AUGUST 12, 2021) — Williamsport Area School District’s new school year is just weeks away. The new year will bring with it many new faces and positions, especially for those serving in building or department leadership roles.

Erin Brouse is Jackson Primary School’s new assistant principal, replacing Tyler Barth, who left the district in June.

Brouse began her career in education in 2001 as a third-grade teacher in the Wellsboro Area School District and has been part of the Millionaire team since 2004. She comes to her new administrative role most recently from working as a primary instructional coach and reading specialist.

Kirk Felix is now the head principal at Cochran Primary School, transferring into the role in a full-time capacity after serving a year as head principal of both Cochran and Jackson Primary schools.

Felix began his career in education at WASD as an elementary teacher in 1997, and, since 2004, has served as a principal at a number of elementary buildings.

Tristin Forney is now the dean of students at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School, replacing Assistant Principal Bill Emery, who retired at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Forney began his career in education in 2007 at the School District of Philadelphia as an eighth-grade math and science teacher and came to WASD in 2008. His move to LVIS comes after his first year as dean of students at both Cochran and Jackson Primary schools last year.

Corrina Gnoffo is brand-new to the district this year as its new director of health services. She replaces Krista Fagnano, who retired in June.

Gnoffo became an RN in 2008, and comes to her new role most recently from working at the neuroscience center at UPMC Susquehanna.

Theresa Montgomery also is new to the district this year as Jackson Primary School’s new head principal.

Montgomery began her career in education in 1989 at Bedford Area School District. During her 30-year career there, she was a kindergarten, second-, fifth- and seventh-grade teacher. She comes to WASD having most recently worked as an elementary school principal in the Huntingdon Area School District.

Adam Paulhamus is the new assistant principal at Curtin Intermediate School, replacing Bill Rathjen, who retired in June.

Paulhamus began his career in education in 2011 as a fourth-grade teacher at Milton Area School District. He joined the WASD in 2019 as a fifth-grade teacher at Curtin, a position from which he most recently left to take on his new administrative role.

Dr. Amy Wolfhope-Briggs will be the district’s new director of special education beginning Sept. 7, replacing Sheila Shull, who retires on Sept. 23.

Wolfhope-Briggs began her career in education in 2006 as a speech/language pathologist at BLaST IU #17 and first joined WASD in 2017. She will transfer to her new position from working as the district’s secondary special education supervisor.

The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 30, for students in first through 12th grades.

Kindergarten students will have a staggered start. Parents of kindergarten students should refer to communication sent home from their child’s school on when their student begins.


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