Members of the Franklin Regional School Board filled some of the positions left open following the departure of several principals in recent months.
Principals approved a new Deputy Superintendent and Deputy Principal following the resignations of Robin Pynos and Ted Benning respectively.
Matthew Delp joins the district after serving as principal at Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, the same building where he began teaching two decades earlier.
“I am very pleased to be here in FR, which is an excellent school district with a great reputation,” Delp said at Monday night’s school board voting meeting.
The board approved a three-year contract for Delp at a cost of $155,000 per year.
“As a new deputy superintendent, you are limited to three years and not the usual five,” said FR Superintendent Gennaro Piraino.
Delp taught in the Seneca Valley for seven years before taking on administrative responsibilities in the Freedom, Pine-Richland, North Allegheny districts before returning to Seneca as a junior high school principal.
Heath Curren joins FR after working as an assistant principal at the Belle Vernon School District. He will earn $90,000 annually.
“It’s been a tough process, but I appreciate being pushed to show what I can do and what I can contribute to Franklin Regional,” said Curren. “I am very excited to join this team, and I am also very excited to have the opportunity to work with a great team, learn about a great community, and most importantly, serve the students at Franklin Regional.”
The contracts for Delp and Curren were approved by a vote of 8-0 – principal Vince Azzolina was not present.