November 15, 2013
TO: News Editor/News Director
CONTACT: Sheri L. Thompson, Director of Communications
Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals
122 Valley Road
P.O. Box 39
Summerdale, PA 17093
(717) 732-4999 (Phone)
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Jacqueline Clarke Havrilla Named President-Elect of State Principals’ Association
(Harrisburg, Pa.) — Jacqueline Clarke Havrilla, principal of Evans Elementary School in the Spring-Ford Area School District, was recently named President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association), headquartered in Summerdale, Pa.
PA Principals Association’s membership of approximately 3,800 is comprised of elementary, middle level and secondary school principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Havrilla assumed her new position on PA Principals Association’s Board of Directors following the association’s annual business meeting held October 29, 2013 during its 21st annual state conference held in State College.
“I am honored to serve as president-elect of PA Principals Association which serves all principals in Pennsylvania. As principals, we face an ever-changing world; PA Principals Association is the organization that provides the support and professional development needed to guide our staff to be able to provide students with 21st-century skills.”
Havrilla began her education career in 1973 as an elementary school teacher at Turnpike Elementary School in the Sullivan County School District. After 21 years with Turnpike Elementary School, she became the assistant principal at Schuylkill Valley Intermediate/Middle School in the Schuylkill Valley School District from 1994-1995. She then went on to serve as assistant principal of Schuylkill Elementary School from 1995-1997 and principal of Schuylkill Elementary School from 1997-2002. From 2002-2007, she was the principal of Limerick Elementary School in the Spring-Ford Area School District before assuming the principalship at Evans Elementary School, also in the Spring-Ford Area School District.
Havrilla has been a member of PA Principals Association/NASSP for 19 years. She most recently served as the East III Elementary Regional Representative on the PA Principals Association Board of Directors from 2010-2013. She is also a member of the PA Principals Association Select Staff Development Committee and served as a moderator for the NAESP Convention in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Havrilla is also a member of the Montgomery County Principals’ Association. She is a member of the Spring-Ford Area School District Supervision, Professional Development and Safety Committees. In addition, she previously served as the chairperson for the Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Committee in the Schuylkill Valley School District.
Havrilla received a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education from Point Park University. She also earned a master’s degree in secondary guidance and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Scranton. She received her school administration certification (K-12) from Bucknell University.