District Names New Director of Human Resources
April 23, 2012
State College Area School District names new Director of Human Resources
State College Area School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Sandy Emerich as Director of Human Resources. The Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Mrs. Emerich in the regular board meeting Monday night. Mrs. Emerich received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Millersville University,and earned her Certification in Human Resources from Pennsylvania State University. Mrs. Emerich is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO). As of July 1st she will be a new director for PASBO and is a current member for the PASBO Human Resources Committee, serving as a speaker and educator for conferences and workshops, and serves as the Human Resources Liaison for the PASBO Education Committee. She is also a member of Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), and Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators (PASPA).
Mrs. Emerich’s career spans a wide variety of responsibilities and accomplishments. She began her career in Warwick School District, serving as Transportation Coordinator and secretary to the Assistant Superintendent. Following that, she moved to Red Lion School District for the first of two career stops there, serving as Director of Human Resources and Transportation. In her role at Red Lion, she and a colleague were responsible for developing the emergency plan for the district. This plan was presented to Pennsylvania Emergency Management (PEMA)and was used as the model for many other schools districts in the state. Mrs. Emerich then moved briefly to Coatesville Area School District, stepping in as Director of Human Resources after a prolonged vacancy. She was responsible for developing clear processes and procedures and updating the entire department. Following her second stint at Red Lion, she moved to Manheim Central School District in2009, where she served as Director of Human Resources and Public Relations, and Acting Director of Transportation and Board Secretary. She was responsible for every aspect of the Human Resources department, including the employee benefits program, recruitment of staff, the interview process, hiring and processing of new employees, employee training, performance evaluations and labor negotiations, among many other aspects of the department. Due to a variety of vacancies and very new staff in their administration, she also served as acting Director of Transportation, where she was responsible for all facets of the department.
Mrs. Emerich comments,“I am very excited to be a part of the State College Area School District. I look forward to learning about the district and developing relationships with the staff, students and community."
Superintendent Bob O’Donnell notes, “Mrs. Emerich’s experiences with human resources over time will be very helpful for our district moving forward. We are truly looking forward to her joining our district staff this summer. ”
Her start date will be July 1, 2012.