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At Pennoyer School, we are dedicated to the development of our children academically, emotionally, and socially. We must prepare our students to become life-long learners, positive contributors of our community and responsible citizens of a global society.


Mr. Brad Voehringer

Professional Experience

Welcome to our website!

Founded in 1840, Pennoyer School has been providing an outstanding education for students for 175 years! A lot has changed in the last 175 years. Pennoyer itself has gone from a one room, wooden structure in the middle of farm fields, to a building that houses over 400 students surrounded by major roadways, homes, and businesses.

What hasn't changed is the Pennoyer commitment to providing an outstanding education in a caring and supportive environment. Our students interact with excellent teachers and staff, utilize the latest instructional technology, and have ample opportunities to learn and grow. We are very proud of our school and look forward to another 175 years of excellence.

Thank you for visiting our website.


Brad W. Voehringer, Ed. S.


A letter from the Board regarding the Superintendent Search process

Dear District Staff and Community Members:

The Pennoyer School District 79 Board of Education has begun the search process for a new superintendent who will begin duties on July 1, 2016. The Board of Education would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Brad Voehringer for his efforts over the past three years.

The Board has selected SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT, an educational search firm, to assist us in the superintendent search. The first step in this process is to create a New Superintendent Profile, using information gathered from focus groups and from an on-line survey. The New Superintendent Profile will guide us in the selection process.

We hope to receive your input for this task. We would appreciate if you would take about ten minutes to fill out the following survey:

In addition to the survey, if you would like to provide input on the District's strengths, challenges, and the characteristics the next superintendent should possess, SCHOOL EXEC CONNECT consultants invite you to attend an open forum:

Staff Members: March 3, 3pm School Library
District/Office Staff: March 3, 4pm Office
Community and Parents: March 3, 6pm School Library

Findings from the survey and the focus group responses will be reported to the Board at the Board meeting scheduled on March 9th.

As we move forward, our most important consideration is securing the strongest candidate pool and ultimately the best person to lead our District. We plan that those involved in the search will hold candidate names confidential throughout the process. A staff/community committee will be established to interview the final two candidates and share their feedback with the Board of Education.

The Board of Education looks forward to your support and assistance with this very important undertaking. Please feel free to contact the consultant assisting us if you have any questions or comments regarding the search, please contact Dr. Gary Zabilka .

We look forward to your input as we search for a new superintendent to lead Pennoyer School District 79.


The Pennoyer School District 79 Board of Education

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Mr. Michael Malusa
President of the Board
End of Term 4/2017

Mr. Mark Neri
Vice President of the Board
End of Term 2019

Mr. Mark Diatte
Secretary of the Board
End of Term 2019

Ms. Lisa Nixon
End of Term 2019

Mr. Phillip LaPalermo
End of Term 2019

Ms. Shelia Wachholder
End of Term 2017

Ms. Patrizia Alaimo
End of Term 2017