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Abington’s New Assistant Super Sworn In

Former Abington High School Principal Jeffrey Fecher is the district’s new assistant superintendent.

Abington Assistant Superintendent Leigh Altadonna, left, stands with now-assistant superintendent Jeffrey Fecher at a meeting last year. Credit: Mischa Arnosky
Abington Assistant Superintendent Leigh Altadonna, left, stands with now-assistant superintendent Jeffrey Fecher at a meeting last year. Credit: Mischa Arnosky


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.

Liz Barnhart January 29, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Congratulations Dr. Fecher. The students of Abington School District are lucky to have you.
Carol DiJoseph January 29, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Another English teacher makes good! Smartest people around! Good luck Dr. Fecher. Big shoes to fill (Leigh wore size 16, right?) You'll do well.
Cheryl Bachan January 31, 2014 at 11:41 PM
Hes a great person! Good luck... Well deserved job for u!!!

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