Camp Hill school board appoints new superintendent

Updated: Jan. 06, 2021, 11:09 p.m. | Published: Jan. 06, 2021, 11:09 p.m.

By Becky Metrick |

The Camp Hill Board of School Directors appointed Daniel D. Serfass as the new superintendent of the Camp Hill School District, according to a statement from the district released Wednesday.

The appointment was made during a board meeting on Monday, and Serfass is expected to assume the role on or before April 5, 2021.

“Camp Hill is an excellent school district with tremendous potential to move to the next level of excellence,” Serfass said. “I am excited to partner with the school board, the staff and the community to specifically define what that ‘next level’ will look like, and provide the students of Camp Hill with a tremendous educational experience. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with some phenomenal school leaders during my time in public education and in my military service, and I plan on leveraging those experiences in Camp Hill.”

Serfass is currently the Assistant Superintendent of the Elizabethtown Area School District, and previously was the assistant to the Superintendent for Learning and High School at the district.

Serfass is a retired U.S. Naval Officer, which included roles as a principal in multiple Department of Defense public schools in European counties, according to the district.

“We are excited to bring Mr. Serfass into the district,” Board President Steve Karl said. “We undertook a thorough search that included a series of outstanding candidates.”

Karl went on to say they considered candidates who had executive skills and leadership accomplishments, and a commitment to collaboration.

“As a board, we felt at the end of this process that Mr. Serfass’ deep knowledge base and diverse experiences in leadership, interpersonal skill and professional accomplishments as an educational leader make him a great fit for Camp Hill,” Karl said.