CFES gets new principal

Two weeks after Shawn Dutkiewicz officially resigned as Chadds Ford Elementary School principal, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors hired his replacement. Danielle Clark was appointed during the school board’s Oct. 14 work session.

Danielle Clark

The vote to approve her appointment was 8-0. Dennis McKnight will continue as interim principal until Clark starts her new job on or about Dec. 16. Her pay rate is $132,500 per year.

“We’re thrilled to have you on the team,” said Superintendent of Schools John Sanville after the vote. “It’s an arduous process we put candidates through [but] you stood head and shoulders above the other candidates. I’m confident that you’re going to be a fantastic fit.”

For her part, Clark said, “I appreciate the profound sense of responsibility that you have entrusted in me and to serve and to lead the Chadds Ford Elementary School community.”

Dutkiewicz started at CFES at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. The school board accepted his resignation on Sept. 9 of this year. His resignation was effective Oct. 1. He went to the Radnor School District to become elementary director of teaching and learning.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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