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Getting to know our Superintendent

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:53 am

After she was made acting superintendent in November of 2016, people had told Holly Wargo that she was likely to be appointed Northumberland County’s superintendent schools

“I didn’t believe them,” Wargo said last week. “I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed.”

She was pleasantly surprised when the school board appointed her to the top position January 31.

Wargo’s career path has been steadily upwards since the Pittsburgh native graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994. (Indiana is not only a state but is also the name of a city in Pennsylvania, Wargo said. It’s where Jimmy Stewart was born and raised.)

After graduation, Wargo taught English in King George County before taking a position as a vice principal across the Potomac in Charles County, Md. While there, she earned a masters degree in administration at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Later, Wargo became principal of Lancaster Elementary School for two years followed by a year as principal of Lancaster High School. The primary school principalship “really helped me round out my career,” Wargo said.

For full story pick up a copy of the February 15 edition of the Northumberland Echo