Hanover school board elects new assistant superintendent

December 9, 2013 by  

For the first time in three years, the Hanover Public School District has an assistant superintendent.

The district placed an advertisement for the position in September of this year and received 20 applications. From these, seven people were chosen for interviews with faculty members from the district. The initial group of seven was then narrowed down to three finalists, who were interviewed by superintendent John Scola.

The district ultimately hired Susan Seiple as the assistant superintendent. The school board approved Seiple with a 8-0 vote at the beginning of December, and she will receive a yearly salary of $122,000 prorated for the rest of the calendar year.

The hiring of Seiple means that the district has all upper level administrative positions filled for the first time in six months. The district permanently hired Scola as superintendent in November, and his contract lasted through the 2017-2018 academic year. Rina Houck was hired as the assistant principal for the district’s middle and high schools in September. Now that its administrative roster is full, the school district could order digital business cards for its new staff members.

Seiple has been working in education for more than 20 years. Before coming to Hanover, she was the principal at Stewartstown Elementary school for seven years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from York College, then went on to receive four graduate degrees from Penn State, Immaculata University, and Drexel University. She lives in York with Dean, her husband, and teenage daughter Savannah.