DCIU Appoints New Administrator
At its November meeting, the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) Board of Directors approved the appointment of Daniel Palmer as the new principal of the Delaware County Technical High Folcroft Campus.
“Dan is a dynamic instructional leader with outstanding communication skills and a proven track record of ensuring a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for teachers and students,” stated Dr. Maria Edelberg, Executive Director. “ He brings years of experience in administration, classroom education, and secondary guidance and we look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and expertise.”
Palmer, who begins his new role with the IU on December 3, 2018, is currently the Assistant Principal at Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, a position he’s held since 2014. Prior to that he was an assistant principal at Garnet Valley Middle School in Glen Mills, PA from 2009-2014, and a guidance counselor there from 2007-2009. Palmer’s teaching experience includes stints as a middle school math teacher at Garnet Valley and Engle Middle School in West Grove, PA.
Palmer is currently working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership which he expects to receive in early 2019 from Neumann University. He received his K-12 School Principal Certificate from St. Joseph’s University, his Master of Education in Secondary Guidance from Widener University and his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from West Chester University. Palmer also has several other certifications and is a member of numerous professional associations including the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American School Counselor Association.
Palmer said that it is his goal to continue and build upon the rich tradition at the vocational and technical school in preparing Delaware County’s students for the next phase of their lives, whether it be career or continued education. “Our students have a great opportunity to obtain technical and skilled certifications in a time when skilled trades people are in high demand. I look forward to meeting the teachers and students and getting to work on our vision and goals,” he stated.
“I am very grateful and honored to be selected as the new vocational and technical school principal and am truly excited to work with the great students from across the county and the fantastic school staff,” Palmer continued. “I am eager to contribute my twenty years of educational knowledge and experience, while also learning a tremendous amount from the teachers and staff.”