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Northumberland superintendent prepares for her first full school year

by Audrey Thomasson

LOTTSBURG—From her first day as school superintendent, Dr. Holly Wargo says her decisions have been driven by what she believes is best for student success.

Last November, she took over the helm of Northumberland County School District well into the school term. It was a smooth transition for the former assistant superintendent of instruction. After two years in the central office, Wargo said she was well aware of the division’s strengths and weaknesses.

Her style is one of quiet leadership and support for teachers and administrators. Her organizational skills in drafting this year’s school budget won praise from school board members.

By emphasizing wide support for instructional leadership, she hopes to achieve full accreditation in all three Northumberland schools.

Wargo’s goal is to close the achievement gap for socio-economically challenged students and to strengthen personalized and individualized instruction for every student. Her efforts are already paying off.

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