Chartiers Valley School Board unanimously appointed assistant superintendent Scott Seltzer as interim superintendent on Tuesday.
The vote came one week after superintendent Brian White announced that he was leaving Chartiers Valley to take a job at Butler Area School District.
Seltzer will serve as Chartiers Valley’s top administrator while the district searches for its next full-time superintendent.
“It was an easy decision,” said board president Tony Mazzarini, “because Scott Seltzer has been here the past seven years along with Brian White helping move this district to where we are today.”
Seltzer called the appointment a “humbling experience” and said that he would apply his philosophy of inclusion while managing the district.
“I’m a big believer in a ‘we and us mentality,’” he said, “it’s not a ‘me’ and it’s not an ‘I.’”
Seltzer will receive a $2,000 monthly stipend on top of his $138,000 annual salary. Brian White’s salary was $166,000.
Board president Mazzarini offered kind words for the outgoing superintendent, thanking him for his service to the district.
“We couldn’t thank him enough for the position that he has left us in,” Mazzarini said. “But I’m also confident that he’s also doing the right thing for himself and his family.”
In a letter posted to Chartiers Valley’s web site, White credited the district’s faculty, staff, and principals for making “significant academic programmatic changes that have benefited students.”