Principal leaving Blue Ridge

SCOTT JEFFERY

BY JEREMY BURTON

Times-Shamrock Writer

In choosing a new superintendent, the Old Forge School Board wanted someone who shared its small-town values.

It decided to hire Scott Jeffery, 44, principal of Blue Ridge High School and a native of a small upstate New York community.

Jeffery, whose new salary was set at $87,000, said there was a lot to like about the district of 900 students. He highlighted its size, athletics and tight-knit culture.

He was among 16 applicants, and was joined at the vote by his wife, Karey, and daughters Marina, 18, and Jinelle, 5.

A native of Hornell, N.Y., he previously taught chemistry at Abington Heights, where he became district science coordinator. Before Blue Ridge in Susquehanna County, he was assistant principal at Western Wayne High School.

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