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Dr. Lonardi steps down as PASA president.

On October 19th, Dr. Emilie Lonardi successfully completed her term as president of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA).  She served a one-year term as leader of the over 800 members of the PASA organization, which includes school district superintendents, intermediate unit executive directors and charter school chief administrative officers.   


During her year of service, Dr. Lonardi helped develop a new six-year strategic plan for the Association.  She worked with PASA staff to strenghten the organization's professional develpment program and put PASA on solid financial footing.  As president, Dr. Lonardi represented the organization in important discussions with state and federal policy makers on a variety of issues such as funding mandates and school safety and security.


Incoming PASA President Dr. Richard Fry, Superintendent of Big Spring School District, praised Dr. Lonardi's positive leadership of the organization.  


"Despite the challenges of transitioning into a new school district and moving into the role of PASA president, said Dr. Fry, "Dr. Lonardi led by example with professionalism and focus. She was the Association's steady hand in steering a positive course throughout the year".


As part of the Friday ceremony at the statewide annual conference, Dr. Lonardi invited a combined group of high school jazz band students from Downingtown East, Downingtown West and the STEM Academy to play before the ceremony.   She also introduced Board Directors Carl Croft, David Kring and Rebecca Britton who were in the audience.  During her farewell address, she thanked the Downingtown Areas School District Board of Directors for their great support and the countless hours they put in crafting a strong 21st century learning environment for the district's children.