On January 23, 2023, the Lower Merion Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Megan Shafer to the position of Acting Superintendent of the Lower Merion School District. Ms. Shafer has been an administrator in the District since 2011, and currently serves as Assistant to the Superintendent for District Administration.
School Board President Lucy Klain said, “Ms. Shafer not only has the respect of her colleagues and a deep institutional knowledge of our District, she is uniquely positioned to continue the momentum of important initiatives, such as Healthy Start Times, universal full-day kindergarten and our work in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is already well-versed in all of these areas, which will enable her to advance the efforts that Dr. Mumin began.”
Ms. Shafer is a cum laude graduate of Denison University and the Temple University School of Law. She began her career in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, before moving on to work in labor and employment law and in education law, first at Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP and then at Wisler Pearlstine LLP. She served as LMSD’s Director of Human Resources and Senior Director of Policy, Personnel and School Programs prior to assuming her current position.
The Board will be enlisting the assistance of a search firm with expertise in educational leadership to conduct a search for a new Superintendent. The goal is to present a final candidate to the Board for approval in late spring, and to have a new superintendent in place prior to the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
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