District Administrators

District Administrators

Mr. Matthew A. Boyer, Director of Human Resources

Deena Cellini

After graduating from Pottsgrove High School in 1992, I went onto pursue a degree in Nutrition and Biology from West Chester University. After my freshman year I decided to change my major to education and graduated from West Chester University, in the Fall of 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on reading and literacy. Upon graduating, I worked for the Devereux Foundation before accepting a position at Pottstown School District, as the Students Service Coordinator/Disciplinarian at Pottstown Middle School. After a year at Pottstown School district, I had achieved my goal and was granted a teaching position, as a 6th Grade Social Studies, Language Arts and Reading teacher at Pottstown Middle School. While teaching at Pottstown Middle School for 16 years. I served as a department chair and coached many sports at both the middle and high school level. I received my Master Degree in Curriculum Education and Technology from Temple University and my Administrative certification from Alvernia University. In 2013 I was granted the position of 5th and 6th Grade Principal at Pottstown Middle School, I served as Principal for 4 year before accepting the position of Principal of Pottsgrove Middle School in 2017. In 2021, I became the Director of Human Resources at Pottstown School District.

I have a vested interest in the school community that has given so much to myself and my family . I am a strong advocate for the public-school education system and the great opportunities that the public-school system provides for our youth and our faculty. My service to the children and faculty in our community I hold in the highest regard, I am privileged to help shape their future and to foster an environment where our students and staff can achieve their goals.

I come from a long family of educators, my mother and father who have had the greatest influence on my life, both stressed the value education. My father was a special education for 39 years and was a member of the Pottsgrove School District School Board, my mother was a pre-school teacher and is presently a certified public accountant and operates her own business in Pottstown. My brother is a middle school principal in Dayton, Ohio and my sister also has an education degree and currently works in the legal department for Domestic Relations, in Montgomery County.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two daughters’; my oldest graduated from Pottstown School District and is a senior in college majoring in Biology, Pre-med and my youngest attends 8th Grade at Pottstown Middle School. Going to the New Jersey shore, fishing and spending time on the beach is one of my favorite things. I enjoy fitness and am an avid Philadelphia Sports and Duke Basketball fan.

Rachael Joyce, Supervisor of Middle School Special Education

Deena Cellini

Rachael Joyce, Ph.D., began working as the Supervisor of Special Education for the Pottstown School District in July of 2020. She works with the Middle School and Edgewood program to assist students with special education needs.

Dr. Joyce has worked in various levels of education for over 10 years, including elementary, middle, and secondary, and has held positions as a Special Education Liaison and Supervisor of Special Education Intern. She has experience working with programs including autistic support, life skills, learning support, and emotional support, in addition to coordinating Extended School Year (ESY), Best Buddies, and the Special Olympics programs.

Dr. Joyce has five years of experience as an adjunct professor of special education at Temple University and continues to contribute to research in special education as a reviewer for the Journal of Special Education Technology. She is also a member of the Council for Learning Disabilities Leadership Academy. Dr. Joyce holds her Special Education Supervisory Certification from Penn State University. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Special Education research from Temple University, completed her Master’s degree from St. Joseph's University, and her Bachelor's degree from Temple University. Dr. Joyce is an advocate for students with special education needs and their families.

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 Kozik, Food Service Director

Kristin Kosack 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.

Sherri Morett, Director of Special Education

Sherri Morett

Sherri Morett has devoted her career to the education of all students. She ensures that student’s academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs are met through providing resources, programs and opportunities for students to grow and become successful members of society.

Sherri views her role as the Director of Special Education as an advocate and voice for students who have special needs. She supports teachers, staff and administrators by making certain that they have the materials and supports they need to be successful while providing guidance pertaining to student’s rights under Chapter 14 and IDEA.  

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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