Board fills vacancy at May 13th meeting

By Gary Weckselblatt

The Quakertown Community School Board selected Jennifer Gross to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Jennifer Weed, who is leaving the area.

Photo of new Board member Jennifer Gross.Mrs. Gross was among three candidates interviewed by the Board at the May 13th meeting, along with former Director Rob Diliberto and Glenn Iosue. Mrs. Gross and Mr. Iosue are candidates in the May 18th Municipal Primary for the seat in Region 2, which includes voters in Milford Township and Trumbauersville Borough. Two other applicants did not attend the meeting to answer Board questions: Malcolm Vinger and Dana Kwiecinski, who withdrew her application.

“I’m really honored to be chosen,” Mrs. Gross said. “This is a crucial time with far-reaching decisions that will be made. I thank the Board for their trust in me. I knew with Rob and Glenn applying that they would be tough to beat.”

Board President Kaylyn Mitchell, who congratulated Mrs. Gross on her appointment, said the coming weeks will be a “baptism by fire” because of the significant decisions that will be made before the Board votes on the District’s 2021-22 budget on June 10th.

“I am dedicated to making the best decisions for the children and the community,” Mrs. Gross said. “I’m going to work my hardest to make sure we do that.”

Mrs. Gross said she was born and raised in Hilltown and has lived in Quakertown for 17 years with her husband and daughter. She is a former elementary school teacher in Lancaster County and now works in the pharmaceutical industry. Mrs. Gross said her daughter received an “excellent education” in QCSD, attending Pfaff Elementary School, Milford Middle School and Quakertown Community High School.

Gary Weckselblatt, QCSD Director of Communications, writes about the people and the programs that impact the Quakertown Community School District. He can be reached at 215-529-2028 or gweckselblatt@qcsd.org.
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