David Beard new assistant principal at Smith Middle School

| July 16, 2014

David Beard webDavid K. Beard, a physical education teacher at Rising Sun Middle School in Maryland for the past nine years, is joining the Solanco School District as assistant principal at George A. Smith Middle School. His first day on the job will be July 28. Beard will replace Christina McLaughlin, who has become the new principal at Providence Elementary School.

Beard was a nominee for the 2014 Cecil County Teacher of the Year award. He has also been involved since 2012 in the Middle School Movers Program with the Cecil County Parks and Recreation Office.

“We are excited to welcome David to the Solanco community,” Solanco Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss said.  “He brings great enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and a caring approach. David is certainly looking forward to witnessing firsthand the great things Solanco students can do.”

Beard is excited to be joining the Solanco School District. “Every experience I’ve had around the leadership at Solanco has shown me that this district is progressive, innovative, and only makes decisions that are best for students.  I’m extremely happy to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Gladfelter and the staff at Smith Middle School.”

Beard earned a dual degree Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction, from the American College of Education in Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University. He is a Warwick High School graduate.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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