coach. Student James Graves, along with three other members of the baseball team, thanked the school board for Caladie’s appointment. “We really appreciate it,” Graves stated. “He does a lot for us.”
To this, Gorham responded that, after watching the presidential debates and seeing “two supposed adults argue over politics,” it is refreshing to hear from the higher caliber of students who represent Crestwood.
“It is absolutely inspiring to see this level of maturity…” the superintendent said. “We’re very proud of you. We can all take an example from you.”
Other coaches hired for this school year include: Greg Myers, for winter and spring weightlifting; Jamie Antosh and Autumn Atkinson, for girls’ soccer; Paul Ashton, Roger Legg, and Joel Heintzelman, for wrestling; and Patrick Upton, Matthew Zampetti, and Joel Heintzelman, for boys’ soccer. In addition, the board moved to
terminate Michael Stepphenson, as boys head soccer coach, effective Oct. 7, and Antonio Scotto, as assistant coach, effective Oct. 6. As advised by its attorney, the board did not discuss these personnel decisions.
The board moved to advertise for a girls’ softball varsity head coach for the spring season of the 2016-17 school year. Mary Leo was hired as dramatics art director and Darlene Reilley will be a volunteer for speech and debate.
The board also approved the district’s comprehensive plan, for 2017-2020, and authorized its submission to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education. At last month’s meeting, Fairview Principal Peg Foster presented the plan, which highlights goals for students’ success, in both areas of testing and students’ understanding of technology to prepare them for the future.