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The Eastern York school board has hired a new superintendent to lead the district starting in the 2018-19 school year.

After a four-month search, the board voted unanimously Monday, April 2, to appoint Joseph W. Mancuso III as superintendent beginning July 1, according to a news release.

Mancuso is the assistant superintendent for the South Middleton School District in Cumberland County, where he has served in the role since 2014.

“The board is excited to bring Dr. Mancuso into the district,” Eastern York board President Mark Keller said. “He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and a real passion for leadership, all of which will make him a great fit for Eastern York."

An undergraduate of Edinboro University, Mancuso went on to receive a master's degree in educational administration from Shippensburg University and a doctorate from Widener University.

He has spent his entire career at South Middleton, as teacher, coach and school administrator.

“I am ready to get to work in Eastern York," Mancuso said in a news release. "The process has given me an opportunity to get to know the Board as well as administrators, teachers and some community members."

Mancuso's starting salary at the district will be $162,125, according to the special board agenda.

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Mancuso will replace Eastern York Superintendent Darla Pianowski, who in October announced her retirement after 20 years with the district.

Keller thanked Pianowski for her service to the district in welcoming Mancuso.

"Under her leadership, we are in a very good position to move forward under Dr. Mancuso’s leadership," he said.

— Reach education reporter Junior Gonzalez at jgonzalez@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter @EducationYD.

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