NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Newtown Superintendent of Schools Merle Horowitz recently announced the resignation of Marple Newtown High School Principal Ray McFall and his new position as assistant executive director of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU).
Effective Feb. 4, McFall will join the staff and administrators at the DCIU in Morton.
The following message was sent by Horowitz to students and parents and posted on the district website about McFall's resignation and new position:
We would like to share some very important information with you. High school principal, Dr. Ray McFall, has been named the new Assistant Executive Director of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, effective February 4. We wish Dr. McFall the best of luck in his new position.
We will have an Interim Principal to work with our dedicated team of Assistant Principals, Mr. John Beltrante, Mr. Dennis Reardon and Dr. Tina Sweeley, while we search for a permanent replacement.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Dr. Merle Horowitz, Superintendent
The appointment of McFall was accepted at a DCIU board meeting on Jan. 2. McFall will fill the formerly vacant position as assistant executive director at DCIU. A salary of $150,000 for McFall's position was approved.
According to DCIU's website, DCIU serves more than 80,000 school-aged students and more than 6,000 educators on a regional basis. Direct instruction is provided to more than 15,000 students enrolled in DCIU’s Special Programs, Career and Technical Education and specialized programs.
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit is one of Pennsylvania’s 29 regional educational agencies. Established in 1970 by the State Legislature, IUs were charged with providing services in seven areas. DCIU grew to meet Delaware County’s needs by providing services best offered on a regional basis such as special education, technical education, services to nonpublic schools and technology.