Troop becomes EASD Superintendent
GARY KLINGER Review Correspondent
, Staff Writer
Without much fanfare, an era has passed and a new one begins at the Ephrata Area School District.
As of July 1, the district has a new superintendent. But the new superintendent is hardly a new face around the district. That’s because Dr. Brian Troop has served the district as assistant superintendent for the past several years before being promoted to replace Dr. Gerald Rosati, who retired at the end of June.
"I am proud to be a part of the Ephrata Area School District and humbled to be selected as superintendent," said Troop of his new position.
Within the first several months, Troop said he was committed to communicating and strengthening relationships throughout the district and community, getting to know the district from a K to 12 perspective, and preparing for the 2013-14 year.
When asked if there would be many noticeable changes with the change in leadership, Troop’s answer was clear.
"No," said Troop. "I hope to continue to lead the Ephrata Area School District on the path of living within its means and helping students at all levels to develop, maintain, and apply the knowledge and skills that will help them be productive citizens."
Troop spoke about the main strengths he sees at EASD as he takes its helm.
"We at the Ephrata Area School District are fortunate for many reasons," said Troop. "We serve a community who cares about students and their success. We have a school board that is dedicated to providing consistent leadership to the district. We have a team of administrators dedicated to providing a secure and dynamic learning environment within each building. We have an innovative staff who work each day to provide instruction designed to engage and inspire all students."
Yet, despite assuming leadership of a well run district, Troop agrees there are also challenges ahead.
"Shifting performance targets and the many requirements and obstacles associated with public education today present significant challenges to all school districts," explained Troop. "We at the Ephrata Area School District hope to continue minimizing the impact of these challenges on our students, staff and community."
Troop’s commitment to offering an excellent education to Ephrata students mirrors that of his predecessor.
"We care about the success of each and every student who enters our doors and recognize the importance of a successful school district to its community, added Troop. "We look forward to continuing to work with parents and our community as we strive to provide a school system that inspires students to reach their full potential."
Troop lives in the Warwick School District with only a short commute, along with his wife and three sons ages 7, 10 and 12.
Richard Hornberger has been hired to replace Troop as assistant superintendent for secondary education.
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