Published Date Written by Noelle Barrett
After serving for one year as Steelton-Highspire’s athletic director, Andrae Martin is resigning to pursue another opportunity.
The Steelton-Highspire School Board voted 8-0 on Thursday, Aug. 21 to accept his resignation effective no later than Oct. 19, or until his positions as athletic director and as a teacher in the district’s Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth program, are filled.
Martin has accepted a position with Susquehanna Twp. School District as an assistant principal and athletic director. As athletic director, he would replace Rob Deibler, the former Middletown and Steelton-Highpsire football coach.
Deibler was placed on administrative leave in Susquehanna Twp. after he was charged by Lower Swatara Twp. police in May with failure to make required disposition of funds received for allegedly using more than $7,300 in proceeds from fundraisers for the Middletown football program on his own bills, according to a probable cause affidavit that police filed in court.
Deibler waived the charge to Dauphin County Court.
A former athletic director, Michael Knill, had served as Susquehanna Twp.’s acting athletic director for the district since June 24 at a rate of $225 per day in Deibler’s absence.
“I’m just looking forward to the opportunity to join their team [at Susquehanna Twp.] and I’m thankful for the opportunities I was afforded at Steel-High,” Martin said.
Steelton-Highspire Superintendent Ellen Castagneto had positive things to say about Martin.
“We wish him well with his future endeavors,” Castagneto said. “He has helped the district tremendously in working with our students and families as a teacher, and also in the initial stages of fundraising for events.”