District Administrators

District Administrators

Deena CelliniDeena Cellini, Director of Human Resources

Dr. Deena Cellini is currently in her 2nd year as Director of Human Resources at Pottstown School District. She is excited with the opportunity this position provides, allowing her to recruit the best faculty and staff and bring them to the students of Pottstown School District. She looks forward to learning the culture of Pottstown and the district by participating in community-sponsored events and getting to know the students and staff throughout the district. 

Dr. Cellini previously served the Ridley School District for 14 years in two administrative roles including Director of Data Quality and Assessment and High School Assistant Principal, Prior to her administrative roles, Dr. Cellini served as a high school guidance counselor and social studies teacher where she contributed to the state committee to design curriculum promoting the importance of organ and tissue donation. In these roles she developed her guiding philosophy of creating and maintaining positive relationships as the basis of her work. Dr. Cellini’s work has offered her opportunities to be a guest presenter in teacher education and administrator education programs at Neumann University.

Laurie Kolka, Director of Curriculum & Educational Programs

Laurie Kolka

Laurie Kolka joined the Pottstown School District family in 2007 as a Curriculum Integration Specialist after serving as a secondary mathematics teacher in a neighboring district. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum & Educational Programs and has responsibilities including the development and refinement of curriculum PK-12, implementation of effective, research-based instructional practices, and planning and delivery of professional staff development. 

Mrs. Kolka focuses her efforts to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Literacy, Physical & Mental Wellness in the Pottstown School District. With an interest in family and community connections, Mrs. Kolka also supports the Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK) program, a collaboration of early childhood education partners whose goal is preparing our children early for success, and educational family engagement activities such as the Family Literacy and STEAM programs. Mrs. Kolka is a 2002 graduate of Albright College, with a degree in mathematics. 

She holds a Masters degree in Education from Penn State University and K-12 Principal Certification from Alvernia University and continues her education through Alvernia.

Kristin KosackKristin Kozik, Food Service Director

Kristin graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. Immediately after graduation she was hired as Food Service Supervisor and Nutritionist in a skilled nursing facility in suburbs of Pittsburgh. Originally from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Kristin moved to Reading and managed the Reading Maternal and Family Health Services Office. 

She counseled women and children teaching them healthy lifestyles while maintaining well balanced diets. Taking time off to start a family, Kristin then returned to work with her husband assisting in managing his durable medical business.

Kristin is dedicated to insuring the students of the district are provided with nutritious good tasting meals. Kristin is married to Donald Kozik and has three children, Jackson, Nicholas, and Gabriella. Kristin’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, running, and enjoying time with her family.

Matthew Miller, Director of Co-Curricular Activities

Matt MillerMr. Miller was born and raised in Huntingdon Pennsylvania and graduated from Huntingdon Area High School in 1997. After several years as a manager in campus dining services for Aramark Inc., he decided to return to college and purse his education career. Mr. Miller attended West Chester University where he earned a degree in Health and Physical Education and teaching certification. In 2010 he began his education career in Philadelphia at Maritime Academy Charter School, where he taught, coached, and served as Athletic Director. Mr. Miller taught both Health and Physical Education classes to students in grades four through twelve from 2010-2014 while serving at Lead Health and Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director, and Head Cross Country and Track Coach.

In 2015 Mr. Miller joined Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School in Philadelphia as a High School Health and Physical Education teacher and was named Athletic Director the following school year. Shortly after joining Mariana Bracetti Academy he enrolled in a Masters Degree program at Point Park University where he earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Administration and principal certification. Mr. Miller enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children as well as enjoying time outdoors hiking the Appalachian Trail and competing in Ultramarathon distance running events.

Kimberly Perry-Malloy, Director of Nursing Services

Perry-Milloy, KimberlyKimberly Perry-Malloy grew up in Montrose, PA and graduated from Montrose Area School District. After graduation, she went on to pursue her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Temple University. Upon graduation, she started working in a primary pediatric practice and then moved onto Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Pediatric Unit where she continues to practice.

During this time she has obtained her Pediatric Nurse Certification and Lactation Consultant Certification. While continuing to work at the hospital, she started as a substitute school nurse for Spring-Ford School District where she discovered her love of school nursing. She then went on to obtain her School Nurse Certification from Slippery Rock University. After completing the program, she started as the Head Nurse of The Vanguard School. During her time at The Vanguard School, she completed her Master’s in Nursing Education at Wilkes University.

While at the Vanguard School, she was part of the Crisis Management Team and Wellness Committee. She is part of the National Association of School Nurses, Montgomery County School Nurse Association, National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau. My approach to nursing is to work as a team to ensure that the needs of all students are met to ensure their success.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children.

Robin Romero, Supervisor of Elementary Special Education

Robin RomeroRobin Romero joined the Pottstown District in 2005. She has worked at both the High School and the Middle School. Robin started her time with the District as the Life Skills Support Teacher at the Pottstown Middle School. During the time at the Middle School, Robin worked as a Coordinator for the 21st Century After School Program and served as the Special Education Department Head. 

After fulfilling a Teacher on Assignment position as Supervisor of Elementary Special Education in the Spring of 2015, she moved to the High School to broaden her scope of experience. In the Spring of 2017, Robin was named the Supervisor of Elementary Special Education. Robin’s Education background is a Bachelors of Science from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna Minnesota. She continued her education by obtaining a Master of Education in Special Education from Lehigh University. Robin also received a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. She earned her Supervisor Certification from Penn State University.

In her spare time, Robin enjoys being with her family. She and her husband have 5 daughters. Robin looks forward to time when everyone can be together during summer vacations, especially in Orlando and the Holidays, especially Christmas. One of Robin’s favorite quotes is, “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Dr. LaTanya White, Director of Student Services

Dr. Latanya WhiteDr. LaTanya White is an experienced educator who specializes in promoting strong student achievement, positive student behavior, and community partnerships. Presently, Dr. White is the Director of Student Services at Pottstown School District and an Independent Educational Consultant for KenKayd Consulting. As an active Director and a former Supervisor of Virtual and Alternative Learning for the district, she continues researching and proposing new alternatives yielded towards promoting student achievement; academically, behaviorally, socially and emotionally. 

Prior to that appointment, Dr. LaTanya White served as Director of Tri-County Learning Academy, developing alternative learning programs for Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. She has worked with some of the most challenging students and has been successful when faced with challenges that have gone beyond student performance. One of Dr. White’s more recent accomplishments was establishing a district-wide evaluation instrument for virtual learning opportunities provided at the district. Her efforts led to the development of a multi-systemic Virtual and Alternative Learning Program for students grades K-12. Preceding the Director position, Dr. LaTanya White was the guidance counselor at Tri County Learning Academy where she has helped at-risk students develop the necessary tools to reach their highest potential in their endeavors with tact and skill.

Dr. White has several years of experience working as an educator in varied capacities, as well as a case manager, therapeutic support counselor, and program coordinator for Gateway Counseling. Dr. White serves as Co-Chair of the Youth Development Collaborate for Tri-County Community Network, and is an active advocate of the Women’s Center Domestic Violence Prevention. Dr. White is also an active member of several professional organizations, including International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL); Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA); American School Counselor Association (ASCA); and National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). She is a member of the YWCA and EXCEL, a professional women’s association of the YWCA. Dr. White received her Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pennsylvania, her Master of Education Degree from West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania. LaTanya White was born in Louisville, KY, but raised in Pottstown and has two children. She was a graduate of Pottstown School District.

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