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A Message from Dr. Steven Yanni

A Message from Superintendent Steven M. Yanni, Ed.D

Following much personal reflection, I have decided to transition from my role as Superintendent of the Lower Merion School District and take on the opportunity to serve the community where I live as Superintendent of the Central Bucks School District. 

I will continue to serve Lower Merion as superintendent through the end of the school year, and I remain 100% committed to supporting the Board and our community through this transition process.

The Lower Merion School District Board of School Directors will begin a local and national search for the next superintendent, including opportunities for stakeholder input and community engagement to inform the qualities and capabilities to be incorporated into the position description and candidate profile. 

Together, we have done great work, and I have every confidence in the Board's ability to select a capable and dedicated leader who will build on our shared successes. 

Thank you, Lower Merion, for welcoming me into your community.  

Click here to access a video message from Dr. Yanni and Dr. Kerry Sautner.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why is Dr. Yanni leaving LMSD?

Dr. Yanni lives in Bucks County and has the opportunity to serve the Central Bucks School District as their next Superintendent.

When is Superintendent Yanni’s last day?

Dr. Yanni’s last day in the District has not yet been determined. When a transition date is identified, the community will be notified. 

How will this transition impact initiatives that are starting in the 2024-25 school year? 

Dr. Yanni and his team remain committed to advancing all initiatives for SY 2024-2025 without delay or interruption. Healthy start times and universal full day kindergarten will both be implemented at the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

Will there be a Superintendent search? When will it begin?

The Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 13, 2024, to discuss the Superintendent search. The Curriculum Committee will be held immediately after the special meeting.

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