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Welsh Valley Principal to Replace Harriton's

Harriton Principal Steve Kline is retiring in June.

Welsh Valley Principal Scott Eveslage will be recommended to succeed Principal Steve Kline, .

Lower Merion School District Superintendent Chris McGinley announced the choice on Friday and will make the recommendation to the Lower Merion Board of School Directors at next Monday night's meeting.

Eveslage has been the principal of Welsh Valley Middle School for three years, McGinley wrote in a letter to parents Friday. Eveslage has also served as assistant principal at Cheltenham High School and as an administrator at Lower Merion High School.

"He is an outstanding instructional leader and a person of high intellect and good character," McGinley wrote. "He is a dedicated professional who puts his heart and soul into his work. He has experience as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director, teacher and coach and has a strong background in special education."

Eveslage worked with other school officials and teachers to implement the Olweus anti-bullying program at Welsh Valley, according to McGinley.

Eveslage and Kline will continue in their current roles through the end of the school year, and then Kline will help Eveslage transition to his new position.

Kline, who has been principal at Harriton since 2005 and saw the school through a building transition, said he is retiring to spend more time with his family.

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