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Saylor to take over at Reid Elementary after leaving Northern Lebanon School District this fall

By Dan Miller, danmiller@pressandjournal.com
Posted 8/9/17

Trevor Saylor has some big shoes to fill, and he knows it.

Saylor was approved unanimously by the Middletown Area School Board during its Aug. 8 meeting to replace Earl Bright as the new principal …

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Saylor to take over at Reid Elementary after leaving Northern Lebanon School District this fall

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Trevor Saylor has some big shoes to fill, and he knows it.

Saylor was approved unanimously by the Middletown Area School Board during its Aug. 8 meeting to replace Earl Bright as the new principal of Reid Elementary School.

Bright was beloved by parents and students alike during his 16-year tenure, to where the board’s decision in June to take him out of the school sparked a vocal outcry of opposition.

Bright was transferred from Reid on the administration’s recommendation that he be put in charge as principal of the school district’s new alternative education program, which will be located in the high school.

Saylor will take over at Reid upon being released by his current employer, Northern Lebanon School District. Saylor is expected to begin his duties at Reid Elementary no later than Oct. 2.

His salary was set at $89,981.

“Middletown has a great reputation as a good school district,” Saylor told the Press & Journal after the board meeting.

Saylor for the past two years has been principal of Lickdale and Fredericksburg elementary schools in the Northern Lebanon district. He is also the school district’s federal grants coordinator and assessment coordinator.

Saylor has a background in criminal justice. He earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Mansfield University, and began his professional career as a detention shift supervisor with the Tioga County Detention Center.

He returned to school and obtained a master’s degree in elementary education from Bloomsburg University, with an elementary teaching certification.

Saylor spent his first eight years as an elementary teacher in the Harrisburg and Central Dauphin school districts.

He obtained his kindergarten through 12th grade principal certification from Shippensburg University, and his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania.

Saylor began his administrative career as an assistant elementary principal in the Bermudian Springs School District, before moving onto Northern Lebanon.

“There are lots of experienced administrators here. I thought I could learn a lot and bring my experience to the table. I’m just happy to be here and to be part of Middletown Area School District and Reid Elementary.”

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