Long-Time Administrator to Retire
Charles E. Linderman, Director of Business Affairs for the Great Valley School District, announced his retirement in November 2018, following a nearly 40-year tenure in the District. He assumed his current role as Director of Business Affairs in 1985, after working first as a payroll/benefits accountant and then as administrative assistant for business.
In addition to managing GVSD’s business office and its $105,000,000 annual budget, Linderman was responsible for many of the non-educational departments in the district including transportation, facilities, technology, and food services. During his tenure, the District built or renovated all of its schools, moved to a 1:1 device initiative, added turf fields, and installed lights in Valley Stadium. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Senior Citizens’ Service Tax Rebate Program and is an original and founding board member of the Great Valley Senior Center.
Linderman has worked for every superintendent of the Great Valley School District and more than 60 school board members. His financial expertise has been recognized at both the state and national levels through a variety of professional awards, including the Gary Reeser Award as the Outstanding Business Official of the Year and the ASBO (Association of School Business Officials) Eagle Award for Outstanding Business Manager. He is a past president of ASBO International and the Pennsylvania Chapter of ASBO, and was a Trustee of the Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund. He received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for more than 25 consecutive years. In addition, Linderman has testified many times for the state legislature on matters related to school business operations and finance.
“Chuck brings a wealth of experience and financial knowledge to the Great Valley School District,” said Dr. Regina Speaker Palubinsky, Superintendent. “In addition, his genuine interest in students and their educational program, coupled with his desire to truly educate me, the School Board, our administrative team, and our taxpayers about the factors that influence our budget, allows us to make financial decisions that are good for both our community and our schools. He is an invaluable member of our Cabinet whose historical perspective and expertise in the area of school finance will be difficult to replace.”
After graduating from Shippensburg State College, Linderman obtained his master’s degree in Business Administration from Widener University. He worked in private industry for two years prior to joining the Great Valley team.
“Great Valley will always be like a second home for me and I can’t think of any other place that I would want my career to start and end,” said Linderman. “The staff and students have always been top notch and I am always proud to say I’m from Great Valley. I am thankful for the opportunity given to me to serve the community over these past 40 years. Looking ahead, I am excited to spend more time with my family.”
The Great Valley School District will advertise for Linderman’s replacement in December and expects to have the position filled in March 2019. Linderman will officially retire at the end of June 2019.