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Minotti named Parkland’s assistant superintendent

The Parkland School Board has appointed Dr. Michelle Minotti as assistant superintendent effective July 1.

Minotti has been principal at Springhouse Middle School since 2006.

She will replace Tracy Smith who will retire this spring.

Before her leadership role at Springhouse, she served three years each as assistant principal at Springhouse and Parkland High School.

She also taught English at Saucon Valley High School before coming to Parkland in 2000.

Superintendent Richard T. Sniscak commented on Minotti’s new position within the district.

“Dr. Minotti has done an outstanding job running the daily operations at one of our largest schools for the last 15 years,” Sniscak said. “She is a consummate team player and relationship builder and demonstrates a profound dedication to students, parents and the community at large.

“She is a strong communicator, enthusiastic leader and a dedicated employee who possesses the relevant work experience as well as the educational background that make her a wonderful match for this role.”

Minotti thanked the school board for the ability to continue serving the district.

“I am honored to continue serving the Parkland School District in this new opportunity,” Minotti stated. “I look forward to building stronger connections with our Parkland family to inspire all students to reach their fullest potential.

“I’d like to thank the Parkland School Board of Directors and Mr. Sniscak for their guidance and support over the years.

‘We have a terrific team at Parkland and I’m excited to work together in this new capacity.”

Minotti will assist the superintendent, school board and administrative staff to establish and carry out district goals and initiatives, ensure the oversight of district policies and procedures, supervise and support district staff, evaluate resources and formulate long-range plans.

She will oversee and coordinate with the director of curriculum, instruction and professional development to support district technology integration and participate in curriculum development activities.

Minotti serves as a dedicated member of the Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry Board.

She and her husband, Bob, have three daughters - Talia, 15; Liana, 12; and Zara, 9.

She is an Institute for Educational Leadership Fellow, an adjunct professor, and a Challenge 5 United Way committee member.

Minotti has a passion for community and is proud of initiating the Parkland Parent University series of parent workshops and for establishing R.E.A.C.H., which provides food, clothing, and school supply assistance pantries on-site at Parkland schools with the goal of enhancing all students’ health, happiness and success.

Dr. Michelle Minotti