PSU Abington grad ShaVon Savage appointed Asst. Superintendent for Cheltenham schools | Beloved Elkins Park School strings teacher retires

ShaVon Savage, M.S.Ed., J.D., has been named the new assistant superintendent for Cheltenham School District.

The CSD Board of School Directors approved her hiring at its May 14 legislative meeting. She officially begins her tenure on July 1 and will serve as an administrator on assignment through June 30, the district said.

Savage previously served as an Associate Professor of Practice in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University, and as the deputy superintendent of academic services for the School District of Philadelphia.

Savage also served the School District of Philadelphia as deputy chief of specialized services (2020-2021) and principal at West Philadelphia’s Henry C. Lea Elementary School (2016-2020). From 2014-2016, Savage was the director of student supports for Scholar Academies, and from 2012-2014, she was the administrator for special student programs for the Lower Merion School District. She’s also been a classroom teacher at Discovery Charter School, Penn Alexander Elementary School, Mastery Charter Schools and Shaw Middle School.

Following her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey School of Law, Savage practiced school and public finance law for Blank Rome, LLP (2007-2009) and Wisler Pearlstine, LLP (2010-2012).

She is the founder and managing partner of Mosaic School Support Solutions, a consulting, coursework and coaching firm focusing on building school management and operational capacity in leaders of school entities.

A senior fellow in the Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership program, Savage holds Letters of Eligibility for superintendency, and principal (PK-12), mid-level mathematics (6-9) and elementary (k-6) certifications.

A resident of Mt. Airy, where she resides with her husband Michael and their son, Savage graduated from Penn State Abington in 2000 with a B.S. in business, from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education with an M.S.Ed. in 2002, and from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School with a J.D. in 2007.

In related news, the district announced that Mrs. Judy Harvey (pictured above), strings teacher at Elkins Park School, is retiring after 26.5 years of service.

She conducted her final concert for Elkins Park families on Wednesday, May 15.

“The concert was a testament to her impact. The stage was filled with students performing a heartfelt program that showcased the skills they gained under Mrs. Harvey’s guidance. The music filled the packed auditorium as we all acknowledged the incredible void her retirement will leave,” the district said in a post.

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