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The Avon Grove School District Board of School Directors appointed Nikki M. Borradaile as assistant principal of Avon Grove Intermediate School at the June 14 School Board meeting. Borradaile began her new position on July 2.
Prior to joining Avon Grove, Borradaile served as assistant principal for one year of Manzanita Elementary School, a K-5 school in the Catalina Foothills School District in Tucson, Arizona. In that role, she supervised a team of more than 70 teachers and support staff, participated in professional development for faculty, and served as a teacher mentor. Borradaile also implemented a reading intervention program for struggling readers and English Language Learners, analyzed student assessment data to monitor student progress and help guide instruction, and was responsible for implementing the school’s student discipline program.
Borradaile was also a special education teacher at Manzanita Elementary for three years. She supervised a team of educational assistants and was responsible for developing individualized education plans for special education students. She helped design and implement lessons for one-to-one and small-group instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics using educational technologies such as interactive whiteboards, laptops, and Google Apps. She also helped teachers implement modifications and accommodations to meet the needs of special education students.
Borradaile was also a special education teacher at the School District of Philadelphia’s Alexander K. McClure Elementary School in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. Her responsibilities included teaching 15 students with various behavioral, emotional and/or learning disabilities. She developed and implemented individualized education plans, helped administer standardized testing, and coordinated an after-school reading and mathematics program for struggling students.
In addition, Borradaile served on various educational committees, helped facilitate teacher professional development workshops, was a student assistance team member, and served as a mentor for new teachers.
Borradaile earned a master of education degree in educational leadership from the University of Arizona. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education, with a specialization in elementary and special education, from Temple University in Philadelphia.
The board also appointed Jeffrey W. Detweiler as assistant principal of Avon Grove Intermediate School at the June 14 School Board meeting. Detweiler began his new position on July 2.
Prior to joining Avon Grove, Detweiler served on a leadership team at Owen J. Roberts School District’s East Vincent Elementary School in Spring City, Pennsylvania where he was responsible for helping design a teacher professional development model based on the concept of professional learning communities. He also collaborated with team members to improve the school’s data analysis methods and helped implement an after-school tutoring program.
In addition, Detweiler completed an internship as principal at East Vincent Elementary School and Owen J. Roberts Middle School, both in the Owen J. Roberts school District, in 2010-2011. In that role, he helped align curriculum to state standards and helped develop standards-based student assessments. He also participated in implementing 21st Century learning practices and expanding the use of instructional technologies. Detweiler also participated in teacher observations, helped coordinate emergency response planning, and managed student discipline.
Detweiler also taught fourth grade for six years and sixth grade for two years at East Vincent Elementary, and taught fourth grade for one year and fifth grade for one year at Marion-Walker Elementary School in the Bellefonte Area School District in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Detweiler completed a principal certification program at Cabrini College in 2011. He earned a master of arts in educational leadership from Immaculata University in 2009, and earned a bachelor of science in elementary education from Penn State University in 2002. He also completed several instructional and administration certification programs.