Nathan Davidson named principal of Parkland High School
According to information provided by the Parkland School District, the school board, on April 29, announced the appointment of Nathan Davidson as principal of the high school.
Davidson is the current Whitehall High School principal and will take the helm at Parkland this summer.
He will replace James E. Moniz II in July when Moniz will become Parkland’s director of online learning, alternative education and assessment at the close of this school year after serving as high school principal for the last 10 years.
Davidson has been serving as the principal of Whitehall High School in the Whitehall-Coplay School District for the past six years.
Before that, he was an assistant principal at Southern Lehigh Middle School for eight years.
Davidson taught social studies in the Allentown School District for five years before becoming involved in administration.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University, a Master’s degree from Wilkes University and a superintendent’s certification letter of eligibility from Edinboro University.
Dr. Mark J. Madson, superintendent of Parkland School District, commented on the appointment.
“Nathan is an exceptional leader who possesses strong communication and decision-making skills,” Madson said. “He truly impressed our extensive interview committee.
“His background has provided him with the opportunity to work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents, and students at the school and district levels.
“It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we welcome Nathan to our team. We wish both Jim and Nathan the very best in their new positions.”
Moniz is credited with moving graduation to the PPL Center from Stabler Arena, overseeing the installation of synthetic turf at the track stadium, adopting the Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science and Computer Science programs, and expanding dual enrollment opportunities for students through a partnership with Seton Hall University.