Delaware School Board to consider new principal


The Delaware Board of Education will consider approving a new principal at Carlisle Elementary at its meeting this afternoon.

The board will consider approving the employment of Paula Vertikoff to take over as the principal at Carlisle Elementary School next school year. If approved, Vertikoff would begin as principal on July 18 and would be paid an annual salary of $84,101.

Vertikoff was announced as the district’s candidate in an email to Carlisle parents on April 20. Superintendent Paul Craft said Vertikoff is currently serving as the assistant principal at Indian Trail Elementary in Canal Winchester.

Craft said she has also worked as an instructional support coach and a kindergarten teacher at Dublin City Schools.

Vertikoff would replace Renae Schwartz, the current principal at Carlisle. The board voted to approve Schwartz’s resignation at its April 11 board meeting. School officials report that Schwartz has accepted a principal position in another district closer to where she lives. Schwartz has been the principal at Carlisle for three years, officials said.

The board will also consider approving a number of other hires, including Caitlin Duffy, a teacher at Hayes; Diana Sanfillipo, a home instructor for the district; Jenee Carr, a transportation worker; and Bryan Shoffner, the assistant head custodian at Smith Elementary School.

The board will also consider accepting a number of resignations, including Pamela Brigode, a cook and cashier at Dempsey Middle School; Sophia Whitehouse, a school psychologist for the district; Alyson Baker, a teacher at Smith Elementary School; and Jennifer Codrea and Michelle Oberfield, intervention specialists for the district.

The board will also consider approving a number of one-year and two-year contracts for various staff members throughout the district.

The board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the district’s technology center at 621 Pennsylvania Ave.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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