Brad McCormick and Kelly Lambert

Brad McCormick and Kelly Lambert

FALLSINGTON >> The Pennsbury School Board filled two administrative positions on June 20, appointing Brad McCormick as the district’s new director of technology and former Pennsbury administrator Kelly Lambert as its interim director of special education.

McCormick, who will replace outgoing technology director Kevin Dorsey, has served as the Supervisor of Educational Technology for Pennsbury since November 2016. In that capacity, he had researched and evaluated major technology department purchases, collaborated with colleagues to confirm timely completion of state data reporting, worked with district coordinators to evaluate curriculum materials and developed district-wide educational technology goals, among other responsibilities.

He has also been instrumental in supporting staff and student teaching and learning throughout the implementation of the district-wide 1:1 Chromebook initiative.

Prior to that position, McCormick was a social studies teacher at Charles Boehm Middle School from 2012-16. He was also a full-time substitute science and social studies teacher from 2009-11.

As the director of technology, McCormick will report to Superintendent Dr. William Gretzula. The director of technology is responsible for the leadership, planning, coordination, communication, evaluation, and monitoring of the district’s technology programs, including the student information and business function systems; Pennsylvania assessments, reporting, and compliance systems, including PIMS, PVAAS, Compass, Cognos, and TIMS; network supervision and management; technical support for end users; training program development and implementation; instructional delivery systems; hardware and software acquisitions, training, and maintenance; instructional and management technology planning; budget preparation, management, and control; and supervision of IT department staff.

“It has been wonderful to watch Brad’s talents as an educator support our district-wide educational transformation,” said Superintendent Dr. William Gretzula. “Now Brad has the opportunity to use his leadership skills to maintain and enhance the momentum of technology offerings throughout all levels of the organization. He has the full support of those who have had the pleasure of collaborating with him.”

McCormick holds a Master’s degree in education from Cabrini College and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

He also earned a PreK-12 Certificate in Administration, among other certifications in a variety of content areas. He is also a Level 2 Google Certified Educator.

Through an arrangement with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, the school board also appointed Kelly Lambert to serve as interim special education director from June 24 through November 30 at a per diem rate of $725/day as the search continues to replace Sherri Morett, who recently resigned from Pennsbury to take a similar position in another district.

Lambert, currently an active educational consultant, will be returning to Pennsbury, where she last served as a special education supervisor from 2007 to 2011. In the years since then, Lambert served as the assistant director of special education for the Abington School District (2014-2018) and as a program director in the special education department of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (2011-2014).

Previously, Lambert was a special education instructor and lead teacher for the Bucks County Technical High School (1988-2007) and a special education instructor at Queen of the Universe Day Center (1984-1988).

As director of special education, Lambert will report to Pennsbury Superintendent Dr. William Gretzula. She will provide supervisory oversight of all special education programs, as well as the development, implementation, and administration of all aspects of the special education programs. She will also oversee psychological and behavioral services, speech and hearing support, as well as occupational and physical therapy.

In addition, Lambert will be responsible for directing and overseeing the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 processes, and make recommendations for action to the Board of School Directors.

“Ms. Lambert brings a wealth of experience in special education,” said Superintendent Dr. William Gretzula. “Her familiarity with Pennsbury and Bucks County at large will enhance her ability to quickly acclimate to the role and provide outstanding leadership. We all look forward to welcoming Kelly and working together in support of our students with special needs.”

Lambert earned a Master’s degree in elementary education from Bloomsburg University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in special education and elementary education from Gwynedd Mercy University. She is also a certified Supervisor of Special Education.

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