Steven Yanni, superintendent of the Upper Dublin School District, will be the next superintendent of Lower Merion School District.
Yanni, who has been with Upper Dublin since 2018, is expected to start the new post on August 14.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve as the next superintendent of the Lower Merion School District,” Yanni said in a statement (below). “I am eager to work with and on behalf of our students, staff, board, families, and community as we reach new and higher levels of educational excellence in Lower Merion.”
Jeffrey Wallack, Upper Dublin’s school board president, said the board was “sad to see Dr. Yanni leave” and called his dedication to the district “unwavering through both expected times and unexpected times.”
Upper Dublin’s Ginny Cairo Vitella said in a Facebook post,
I am beside myself! Dr. Yanni has been an advocate for the kids and the community with a sense of humor unmatched. He has helped so many and I am personally very sad to see him go. I consider him a friend and have enjoyed having him in UD for the past five years. We wish him all the very best and sending a heartfelt thank you for his years here in UD.
Details of his proposed contract with the district are not yet available.
Prior to his tenure at Upper Dublin, Yanni worked in the New Hope-Solebury School District, the East Pennsboro Area School District, and the Twin Valley School District. He began his career as a teacher in Gaston County, N.C.
For more coverage, you can read The Inquirer’s article here.