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Principal Switch At Crestwood

August 23, 2018

Principal Switch At Crestwood

A new principal will oversee Crestwood Middle School rather than an elementary school when he starts working for the district in two months. Although John Gorham was hired on Aug. 16 as principal at Rice Elementary School, he will not arrive until at least mid-October. Superintendent Joseph Gorham wanted to avoid shuffling leaders at Rice Elementary in mid-semester so he asked if any administrators would take the job as principal there. “Bonnie Gregory enthusiastically volunteered. We felt she would be a great fit,” Superintendent Gorham said. Gregory has a background as a counselor and 20 years experience in managing schools. At Crestwood’s other elementary school, Fairview, Kevin Seyer will remain as principal this year. Meanwhile, John Gorham will arrive at Crestwood in 60 days after he completes his contract with Greater Nanticoke Area School District, where he is principal of the Education Center for grades six through eight. Until he arrives, Superintendent Gorham said he will assist high school Principal Margaret Foster at the secondary campus that Foster and Gregory oversaw last year. The two Gorhams believe they are distant relatives but didn’t know each other until the interview process began for the Crestwood job. Traffic change On Monday when classes start for the new school year, students and parent drivers will follow a new route to reach drop-off, pickup and parking spaces at the secondary school campus. The route detours around prep work underway at the site of a proposed fieldhouse at the north end of the football field. A map and video on the district’s website show the new route, which drivers have been following this week when arriving for football practice and other visits before classes begin on Monday. When school opens, employees will help direct traffic along the new route. Drivers will enter from Route 309, turn right to the edge of the soccer field and travel counterclockwise to drop off at the back of the campus. Buses will turn left after entering from Route 309 and drop off students at the front of the campus. Constructing the fieldhouse will close a road that leads from South Main Street to the back of the campus, but the road will be rebuilt and reopen after the fieldhouse is finished. An architect is expected to unveil new plans for the fieldhouse midway through October. School board members asked for the plans to be scaled down after taxpayers objected to the original plans. Contact the writer: kjackson@standardspeaker.com 570-501-3587

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