Jason Benfield, a resident of East Caln, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Downingtown Area School District on November 14, 2018. Benfield will replace Barbara Albright as the Region VIII Director. Mrs. Albright passed away on October 17, 2019.
Mr. Benfield is the Head Teacher at Mary C. Howse Elementary School in West Chester. He teaches fourth grade. He has been an educator in the West Chester Area School District since 2006. He is a member of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Team, and is active on the Proffessional Development Action Committee and Science and Social Studies Curriculum Committee. He also served as the Parent Teacher Organization and Technology liaison.
Mr. Benfield will serve in this appointed position for one year. An election to fill the uncompleted term of Director Albright will take place in 2019.