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Deer Lakes makes technology, speech hires

November 12, 2018

The Deer Lakes School District bolstered its technology department with two new hires this month.

The school board hired Justin Merwin as the new director of technology at an $80,000 annual salary.

He replaces Dan Lauletta, who is now with the Plum Borough School District.

Merwin, 37, came to Deer Lakes from Clarion-Limestone High School near Strattanville, where he held a similar position.

He is a graduate of Redbank Valley High School near New Bethlehem.

Also, Christopher Roxby was brought on for the newly-created information technology specialist position.

Roxby had been working with the school district for two years representing Robert Half Technology.

Roxby’s main duties will include working on technology trouble tickets and other issues at the senior high and middle school at a $30,000 annual salary.

In a separate action, Deer Lakes entered into an agreement with Robert Half Technology for temporary technology assistance at a maximum rate of $37 per hour for 40 hours a week. District officials said the move was necessary because of a number of absences and resignations related to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act

In another personnel move, the school board approved the resignation of speech/language teacher Erin S. Watkins, effective Dec. 9.

She will be replaced by Cassie M. Clark, who will be paid about $47,400 annually.

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