The Wattsburg Area School District officially has a new leader.
On Monday evening, in a unanimous decision, the school board picked Ken Berlin to serve as the new superintendent of the district.
According to Berlin, he began his education career in the Wattsburg Area School District as a teacher and eventually became principal. Berlin is now leaving his job as principal at Iroquois High School for the superintendent position.
"I'm humbled really, and I feel honored that the board had enough faith in me to give me this opportunity," said Berlin. "I really look forward to giving back to the district."
Back in May, Wattsburg Superintendent Nancy Sadaly left the district to become the assistant superintendent of the Erie School District.
"I think the first thing, first order of business, is just to get to know people," said Berlin. "It's going to take time to assess where the district is at...find out where those strengths are, and have a collaborative conversation on how we can work together and move things forward."
Under the contract, Berlin will serve as superintendent for the next five years. His starting salary, is $115,000.