Rose Tree Media School Board Appoints New Superintendent of Schools
After a six-month search process, the Rose Tree Media Board of Directors appointed interim superintendent Dr. Eleanor DiMarino-Linnen as Superintendent of the Rose Tree Media School District at its committee meeting on March 28.
Dr. DiMarino-Linnen has served in several roles in the district over the last 20 years. She was Director of Special Education and Pupil Services for six years, was a Principal of Rose Tree Media Simon Youth Academy, and worked as a school psychologist throughout the District. She has served as interim school superintendent for the last seven months after former superintendent Jim Wigo retired.
“Dr. DiMarino-Linnen brings a wealth of experience and skills to the position as Superintendent,” said School Board President Jeffrey Koenig. “She has a wonderful combination of the ability to understand the complexities of our students and their needs, combined with the leadership skills required to continue to move a high-performing school district like ours forward. She has a deep sense of passion and purpose, and we believe she is fully prepared to lead the work of increasing our school community’s capacity to innovate as well as to inspire and serve each student exceptionally well.”
Dr. DiMarino-Linnen has been a resident of the school district for more than 30 years, and her three children attended and graduated from Rose Tree Media schools.
"I consider it a privilege to lead this great organization, and I am looking forward to advancing the critical work that lies ahead of us,” DiMarino-Linnen said. “Our District represents all that is great in public education: dedicated staff, faculty, and administrators; an engaged and supportive community; Board members who make decisions from a student-first perspective; and of course all of the amazing children who enter our buildings every day and give us countless reasons to be proud.”
DiMarino-Linnen received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College, her master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, and her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. She has also worked in the Marple Newtown school district.
The Board took six months to conduct focus groups and to survey staff and community members to help determine the qualities it should look for in a superintendent candidate. The process included 31 applicants from eight states. The Board met with 13 candidates and conducted 24 interviews.
“We very much appreciate the numerous letters of support for Dr. DiMarino-Linnen which came from parents, teachers and staff,” Koenig said. “We are confident in her leadership and are delighted to make this announcement.”