It’s now official … or at least more official.
Former Abington High School Principal Jeffrey Fecher is now the district’s assistant superintendent — a title he will share with Leigh Altadonna until Altadonna retires in September. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gail Weilheimer — an Abington resident who has two children in the district — swore him in during a brief ceremony at the school board meeting last night.
Click on the video of the ceremony above.
Fecher was appointed the district’s new superintendent last January; he served a 6-month term of assistant to the superintendent and officially started his 5-year-term of assistant superintendent on Jan. 1 of this year.
“After much thought, and consultation and two executive sessions … we came to the conclusion that we didn’t need to search for an assistant superintendent,” Abington Superintendent Amy Sichel said last year. “[Fecher] is dedicated, he is committed, he is confident, compassionate and he is an excellent worker. We feel he is the right person for the job.”
Fecher is a former English teacher and he has also has worked as an administrator at the elementary, middle school and senior high school levels. He earned his doctorate in educational and organizational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.