The Shippensburg Area School District Board of Education has its new superintendent and he brings with him 23 years of experience.

The board announced Friday on its Facebook page that it would appoint Jerry Wilson as superintendent during Monday night’s meeting. The news release on Facebook said the school board unanimously agreed to terms with Wilson, who is scheduled to begin his tenure on Dec. 1.

Greg Hoover, former superintendent at Greencastle-Antrim School District, has been the SASD interim superintendent since July. Chester Mummau had served a year at the SASD helm and left “by mutual agreement,” according to an SASD statement.

Following Monday night’s expected appointment, Wilson will be available for a “Community Meet & Greet” Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Shippensburg Area Middle School.

“After interviewing with the Board of Education and being selected as the candidate to be offered the superintendency, I am eager to join the strong Shippensburg Area School District team,” Wilson said in a new release. “My wife, Liz, and I are excited to move to Shippensburg soon. We presently live in Ocean Pines, Maryland, where I was superintendent for the Worcester County Public Schools.”

Wilson has served as a superintendent for 23 years in five states. The districts have varied from 650 students to 25,500 students.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English from the University of Maryland, College Park. He graduated from Idaho State University with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Supervision and earned his Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wyoming.

“Last week I enjoyed meeting with teachers, support staff and administrators,” Wilson said. “I am looking forward to being in schools soon, and having the opportunity to meet our dedicated staff. My contract will begin Dec. 1, and in working with the board, I plan to visit schools and the community before that time.”

Email Jeff at jpratt@cumberlink.com. Follow him on Twitter @SentinelPratt.

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Jeff Pratt is the Executive Editor at The Sentinel.

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