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New District Superintendent's Back Where He Wants to Be



Raymond Fleming, 60, of Rome Township, became the newest Superintendent of Schools in the Wyalusing Area School District as of Monday night's board meeting.

He takes over the reins from Acting Superintendent Warner Stark, who was coaxed out of retirement to take charge of the district again when former superintendent, Michael Mahon, accepted the superintendent's job at Abington Heights School District just before the new school year opened here.

Fleming comes back to education after a seven-year hiatus as a computer software consultant. He served as principal of Northeast Bradford Jr./Sr. High School from 1978 through 1997. Prior to that, he spent two years as Assistant Principal at Carlisle Senior High and, before that, began his educational career as teacher in the Carlisle School District.

According to a summary by Wyalusing Board President Gary Miller, Fleming pursued a classic path in his own educational pursuits, completing a bachelor of science in history with a minor in social studies in 1966, earned a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Penn State in 1970, completed a secondary principal's certificate at Western Maryland in 1976 and received his superintendent's letter of eligibility from Bucknell University in 1982.

Invited to say a few words Monday evening, Fleming said, "Thank you for your confidence in hiring me. I'm back where I want to be—in school, impacting young people's lives. I'm certainly glad to be here at Wyalusing."

Asked for his initial impression of Wyalusing, he said, "It is fine. I think it is going to be a rewarding experience."

Fleming said that both his son and daughter graduated from Northeast Bradford High while he was principal there. He added that his wife, Barbara currently teaches first grade at Northeast Bradford Elementary.



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