Chel­tenham direc­tors rec­og­nized

The Globe - - FRONT PAGE - By Caitlin Burns

The School District of Chel­tenham Town­ship Direc­tors saw an un­usual sight when they en­tered the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing au­di­to­rium for the board’s reg­u­lar leg­isla­tive meet­ing Jan. 8. Each school di­rec­tor had a small bou­quet of yel­low roses at his or her seat as a sign of ap­pre­ci­a­tion from the ad­min­is­tra­tion for School Di­rec­tor Recog­ni­tion Month.

“Our board mem­bers work tire­lessly through­out the year,” Su­per­in­ten­dent Dar­lene Davis said. “We are very for­tu­nate in [the school district] to have a board that val­ues ed­u­ca­tion.”

Davis said the board has al­ways been ded­i­cated to ed­u­ca­tion, but has worked even harder to keep the district run­ning smoothly dur­ing the tough eco­nomic cli­mate. She said with­out its ded­i­ca­tion the district would be even more chal­lenged to con­tinue of­fer­ing the va- ri­ety of classes avail­able to stu­dents. And, she said, direc­tors’ ded­i­ca­tion is even more ap­pre­ci­ated be­cause it comes with­out an ex­pec­ta­tion of com­pen­sa­tion.

“They do more than some peo­ple do in their ac­tual paid jobs,” Davis said. “It’s not done enough, but we really do want to say thank you.”

,n DGGLWLRn WR flRwHrV, HDFh GLrHFWRr rHFHLYHG D FHrWL­fiFDWH RI DS­pre­ci­a­tion from the ad­min­is­tra­tion and an­other from newly elected Rep. Steve McCarter, D-154, from the Penn­syl­va­nia House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

“It is of­ten, as many say, a thank­less job,” McCarter said to the board. “You give of your­selves in a way few peo­ple can un­der­stand. I ap­pre­ci­ate what you do ... It is some­thing that is truly amaz­ing.”

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