AGSD appoints new administrators

Penn London Elementary School Assistant Principal Jonathan Blake and Avon Grove Intermediate School Principal Kim Hall at the school board meeting held on August 24, 2023.

On Aug. 24, the Avon Grove School District (AGSD) board of directors approved the appointment of two new school administrators to serve in the elementary school and intermediate school.

Jonathan Blake was selected as the new assistant principal of Penn London Elementary School (PLES) which serves students in kindergarten and first grade. Prior to joining AGSD, Blake served as a teacher in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.

Blake expressed his appreciation for joining the district, sharing, “I am beyond grateful to join the Avon Grove School District as the new assistant principal at Penn London Elementary School. The enthusiasm and curiosity in our learners, the passion and empathy of staff members, the vision from the administration and unwavering support from the community, truly make Avon Grove School District one of a kind.”

Former PLES Assistant Principal Kim Hall was selected as the new principal of Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGIS). Hall spent three years at PLES and will now be leading the intermediate school which was recently restructured to serve students in grades two to five.

“I am excited to continue to foster the very best learning environments for all of our students. I believe that working together is better and I feel privileged to be able to support the Avon Grove community in my new role as the principal of AGIS,” Hall shared.

Additionally, the board of directors approved a new member of the Avon Grove School District. Amy Seamon was selected as controller after serving as the district’s payroll coordinator for 13 years.

Dr. M. Christopher Marchese, Superintendent of Schools, shared his excitement. “We are thrilled to have Mr. Blake and Ms. Hall appointed to these roles. They both hold leadership qualities that exemplify the values and mission of AGSD, and we are confident that both our staff and students will benefit from their passion and expertise,” Marchese stated.

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