McNeil-Sampson ’99 Named Principal and Chief Executive of Widener Partnership Charter

May 27, 2011

The Widener Partnership Charter School in Chester announced Rosemaria McNeil-Sampson ’99 as the school’s new principal and chief executive on May 16, as noted in the Chanel Hill Tribune. McNeil-Sampson will assume her new role on July 1.

“My experiences have taught me that in spite of the challenges in our urban centers, we can create educational opportunities that transform the lives of children,” McNeil-Sampson said. “I’m proud to be a part of the kind of innovative educational programming that defines the Widener Partnership Charter School-the kind of initiatives that give our children the second-to none educational opportunities to which they are entitled.”

McNeil-Sampson was chosen based on the quality of her references and concentration on student achievement and family engagement. She has had a wide range of experience. Her previous positions include chief academic officer at the Benjamin Franklin School and the Math Science Academy in Harrisburg, and principal of Graystone Academy Charter School in Coatesville.

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