New Principal of Fugett Middle School Announced

 New Principal of Fugett Middle School Announced

The West Chester Area School District’s Board of School Directors has approved the hiring of Tony Small as principal of Fugett Middle School. Small will replace Le Roy Whitehead, who was recently named assistant superintendent of the Phoenixville Area School District.

Small has more than 17 years of experience working in the West Chester Area School District. For the last eight years he served as assistant principal of East High School, and previously served as a teacher and building administrator at Stetson Middle School. Small earned a bachelors degree from Penn State University, and master’s degrees from Gratz College and Wilmington University.

“I believe Tony Small will bring an excellent perspective and energy to Fugett Middle School,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Scanlon. “He has extensive middle school teaching experience and has worked with Fugett students and families for the past eight years to help them transition to East High School. We are excited to have him in this role.”

A number of internal and external candidates for the position went through an extensive selection process that involved multiple rounds of interviews that included staff and parents.

Small will begin as principal of Fugett Middle School on July 1. Broadus Davis, who served as an interim assistant principal at Stetson Middle School for several months during the 2015-16 school year, will temporarily fill Small’s former position at East High School.

For more information, please contact Ms. Tracey Dukert, Digital Communications Coordinator, West Chester Area School District at 484-266-1170 or