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Board Approves Appointment of Assistant Superintendent

At its meeting on June 8, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Dr. Joanna Wexler as Assistant Superintendent for the Great Valley School District. Wexler will assume the position currently held by Dr. Daniel Goffredo, who will advance to the role of Superintendent in July.

Wexler joined the Great Valley School District in 2014, as the Director of Student Services. In that role, she was responsible for the oversight of all compliance matters and board policy implementation related to special education, Section 504, and gifted education. She also managed special education supervisors, special education teaching and support staff, school psychologists, counseling and social work services, and nursing services. Most recently, Wexler became co-chair of the Great Valley School District Council for Equity and Inclusion, a committee of parents, teachers, staff, students, and school board that is working to maximize opportunities to build an inclusive culture in Great Valley. She is also a member of the Great Valley Safety Council, a committee of staff members and community responders/officials who meet throughout the year to address topics related to the physical and mental well-being of Great Valley students and schools.

"I am truly honored for the opportunity to lead in this role, and look forward to expanding the relationships I have formed with students, staff, the school board and community over the past six years,” said Wexler.  “As we continue our equity work in the District, I look forward to our continued growth and learning so that we can foster supportive, safe and exceptional educational experiences for all students in Great Valley."

Prior to joining Great Valley School District, Wexler worked in the Lower Merion School District, first as a school psychologist, then as the Coordinator of Clinical Services, and finally as Supervisor of Student Services. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Services Administrators (PAPSA), a member of the Delaware Valley Consortium for Equity and Excellence (DVCEE), and a Penn Catalyst Equity Audit Team member.

“Dr. Wexler brings a wide array of expertise, and she has extensive knowledge about our programs and services,” said Goffredo. “As Assistant Superintendent, she will certainly be a strong advocate for our students and a supportive resource for our administrators and staff.”

Wexler earned a doctorate in school psychology from Temple University. She earned her master’s degree in education from Temple University and her undergraduate degree from Ursinus College.