The Board of School Directors of the Abington School District released the Board Brief of August meetings on September 4. The brief included a review of the process to appoint the next Superintendent of Schools, and announced the Board has identified Dr. Jeffrey S. Fecher as the finalist to fill the position upon the retirement of Dr. Amy Sichel on November 9, 2018.
According to Philly.com the announcement of Fecher to replace Sichel, who announced in July she was stepping down in November after 18 years caught some school activists off-guard. Read Glenside Local July Article
Philly.com reported educators said Fecher has been Sichel’s top assistant since 2014, was a strong internal candidate, and experts agreed that it’s not uncommon for area districts to groom a successor for a long-time superintendent rather than conduct a lengthy and expensive search.