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State College Area Names New Assistant Superintendent

by on June 05, 2017 8:42 PM

The State College Area School Board on Monday unanimously approved a new district assistant superintendent of secondary education. 

Will Stout will succeed Jason Perrin, who left the position to become the new superintendent for the Gettysburg Area School District. Stout was formerly director of secondary education for the Cornwall-Lebanon School District in Lebanon, Pa.

“We are looking forward to Dr. Stout beginning his work with our school community,” Superintendent Bob O’Donnell said in a statement. “His career includes a strong commitment to serving students. He has utilized the wisdom gained through a variety of school and district roles to develop into an impressive educational leader, and we are excited to have Will and his family join us in State College.

"At the same time, we are very grateful to Jason and his service to our school district during the past 17 years. We wish him well as he begins the next chapter in his career.”

Stout earned a doctorate in education in 2013 from Penn State, where he also completed his K-12 principal certification. He has a Master of Education in secondary school counseling from Kutztown and earned his bachelor's degree in health education from Temple in 1991.

“My family and I are very excited about joining the State College community and school district," Stout said. "I have made many trips to State College throughout the years to take graduate courses and attend conferences and other events at Penn State. I have always thought that State College is a vibrant community that values education and would be a great place to live and work. The State College Area School District has a reputation for academic excellence andI look forward to working with the staff, community, and students to continue to enhance and improve the educational programs in the district.”

Stout was previously principal for eight years and grade 11 principal for three years at Hempfield High School. He has had leadership roles at the middle school level, as well. From 1995-2002 Stout was middle school counselor for Hempfield School District. He also was a caseworker and G.E.D. instructor for the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

"We’re excited to have Dr. Stout join our district,” Board President Amber Concepcion said. “He brings a wealth of experience and wisdom from working in other high-performing districts, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him and his family to our community.”



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at geoff.rushton@statecollege.com or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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