• The Daniel Boone Area School District (DBASD) School Board is engaging with the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) to facilitate a superintendent search for the district. This decision was made based on the upcoming retirement of Dr. Brett Cooper effective July 1, 2023. Therefore, the School Board will be posting the position to review the qualifications of candidates who are interested in serving as the next superintendent of schools for the district.

    Selecting a new school district leader is one of the most important decisions a school board will make. As the school district's chief executive officer, the superintendent interacts regularly with the Board and other school district stakeholders, conducts the daily operations of the district, and is ultimately responsible for the school district's results. Finding the right superintendent is critical for the future of our district.

    For your reference, below is the tentative timeline for accomplishing the above search components:

    • Position Posting: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - Wednesday, February 1, 2023
    • Community Survey: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - Wednesday, February 1, 2023
    • Interviews: Monday, February 13; Tuesday, February 14; and Thursday, February 23, 2023
    • Board Appointment (Tentative): Monday, March 13, 2023
    • Start Date: To Be Determined

    We extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Cooper for the leadership he has provided the district during his tenure. The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Cooper over the next six months to ensure a smooth transition. The School Board fully supports the important work of district administrators, teachers, and staff. We are confident in the district leadership's continued commitment to prioritize what is best for children and to support our staff in providing the best learning experience for all of our students. The Board is committed to selecting a superintendent who will continue the work underway and help lead us to even higher levels.