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DRi Announces PHMC, Director of Fairwold Academy

DRiWaterstone is pleased to announce the completion of our search for an Executive Director at Fairwold Academy, a school for special needs students in Pennsylvania.

DRiWaterstone’s Senior Consultant Jeff Johnson worked with Public Health Management Corporation to identify a leader for Fairwold, one of the health and human services organization’s most recent acquisitions. The search played an important role in the two organizations’ merger, as Jeff engaged staff at both PHMC and Fairwold to identify a special education leader who would serve as a critical bridge during their continued integration. Jeff’s background in search for educational institutions was critical to the search, which required an education who could combine PHMC’s resources and organizational sophistication with Academy staff members’ knowledge and experience to make Fairwold a broadly-recognized innovator in special education.

Today we congratulate Maria Kreiter on becoming Executive Director of Fairwold Academy. Maria has spent her entire career in education, from her first substitute teaching position in 1991 to her most recent tenure over the last four years as director of a school for special needs children. Along her path to the top leadership position, she has focused on different roles, from a music teacher to a professional development coordinator to a curriculum development specialist. Maria holds curriculum, principal, and superintendent certifications for Pennsylvania, and is competing her doctorate in special education.

We congratulate Maria, Fairwold Academy, and Public Health Management Corporation—we look forward to seeing their success together.

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