Brief Biography: John F. Wingerter, D. Ed. is a retired teacher, principal and superintendent of the prestigious Marple Newtown School District in Delaware County. He has also previously served as an Associate Dean of Students and directed the doctoral program for future superintendents at Immaculata University. Dr. Wingerter is credited with writing the final letter of recommendation the secured PA Leadership’s charter after two years of submissions and resubmissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. During his time as chairman of the PALCS Board of Directors and the Coordinator of Academic Administration, successful PALCS programs like University Scholars and the Center for Performing and Fine Arts were created. Under the leadership of Dr. Wingerter, PALCS grew to become the top cyber charter school in the state.