The Dallastown Area school board had warm wishes for the former director of human resources at her last meeting Thursday night, and welcomed her replacement to the district.
Jeanne Pocalyko, who was with the district for nine years, resigned to take a job closer to her Philadelphia home, according to Superintendent Ron Dyer.
Dyer thanked Pocalyko for her service to the district, adding that he started at Dallastown the same year she did.
"We are so much going to miss you," Dyer said.
Pocalyko said her time in the district was a "blessing," and said the district is in good hands with her replacement Troy Fisher, whom she has known for several years.
Fisher was approved unanimously by the board Thursday, and will serve as the director of employee relations and administrative services for the district. Fisher's starting annual salary is $127,000.
Dyer said when a position in the district is vacated, it is analyzed to see if it needs to be cut, filled or expanded. In this case, the job duties were expanded to fill a need for administrative services, Dyer said.
Some of those duties will include coordinating services for students, such as student wellness programs and transportation. Dyer said he also expects Fisher's background to be an asset to the school, including his work and contacts with media and coaches.
Fisher was most recently the director of human services for intercollegiate athletics at Penn State. Previously, he was the director of human relations at the Red Lion School District. Dyer said the combination of his past job experiences will prepare him well for the duties Pocalyko also filled, including labor relations and typical personnel-related duties.
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