Holodick Qualified For W-B Area Spot

November 25, 2018 GMT

Editor: This is an open letter to the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board, which is selecting a replacement for Dino Galello. I have known, worked for and with Dr. Richard Holodick for over 20 years in four states. E. Elaine Schuster, an attorney who served as a board member where Dr. Holodick was an assistant superintendent and superintendent, with 40,000 students and 5,000 employees, wrote: “Thomas Payzant, former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education, served as the superintendent of the Oklahoma City School District. Following a national search, he recommended Dr. Richard A. Holodick to work as his assistant in the K-12 city school district. Dr. Holodick’s unique assignment was to create a new school district, researching program offerings, recruiting, interviewing and recommending for hire all employees from the administration, teachers, maintenance and custodial staff. Developed all policies and procedures for the district. He was responsible for working with the State Department of Education, community, and an architect and to plan a new vocational-technical center. Thirty years have passed and the Metro Tech School has become a state model if not national.” His degrees are from Temple, Penn State, and Colorado State. He was a consultant on the science building expansion at Misericordia University. He participated as a consultant writing the educational and equipment specifications for the High Technology Center at Luzerne County Community College. Was a consultant on the Racine, Wisconsin school district master curriculum/facility plan. He contracted with the Pittsburgh school district’s expansion project for the Perry Traditional Academy. He has consulted for corporations, colleges and universities. Of significance are his untiring efforts on behalf of the Wilkes-Barre School District for the past 15 years and serving for three years as the president of Save Our Schools. Robert Paullin Retired president/owner The Paullin Group Inc. GRAND RAPIDS, MI