The Methacton School District's Board of School Directors appointed Stuart Whiteleather as Director of Business Services during their regular meeting on Nov. 20.
Whiteleather joins Methacton from the Hamburg Area School District, where he has served as Business Manager since 2006. Prior to Hamburg, he served as Business Manager for the Catasauqua Area School District, and assistant business manager for the Haverford and Northampton Area school districts.
While at Hamburg, Whiteleather was responsible for all financial and human resource operations; while overseeing the district's custodial, food services and technology departments. He is credited with reversing a general fund deficit that exceeded two million dollars, helping to create surpluses in each of the last six audited fiscal years.
Whiteleather also oversaw a $27 million elementary school renovation project, a $4 million athletic facility and began work on an upcoming $22 million elementary project. He sought operational savings by streamlining payroll
and vendor payment systems; while implementing creative strategies to auction surplus and obsolete supplies and equipment, generating revenue for his district.
Whiteleather has also contributed to the successful negotiation of
multiple contracts resulting in savings to his district.
"We are pleased to welcome Stuart Whiteleather to Methacton's administrative team," Methacton Superintendent Dr. Timothy J. Quinn said, "I am confident that Mr. Whiteleather will employ proven strategies to help Methacton
continue to streamline our operations; and I look forward to working with him not only as we seek to maintain our excellent educational programming, but as we pursue innovations that will enable us to create even greater
opportunities for Methacton's students."
"I appreciate this exceptional career opportunity. I look forward to working with the School Board, administrative team, professional and support staff on the challenges and opportunities that await public education. I also wish
departing Director of Business Services, Denis McCall, the absolute best on his upcoming retirement," Whiteleather said.
Whiteleather's exact start date is yet to be determined, but he will begin transitioning to his position after the new year. He replaces Denis J. McCall, who will retire from his position. McCall served as Methacton's Director of
Business Services for nine years.
He obtained his master's degree in business administration from Walden University, where he is currently pursuing a doctorate of philosophy in public sector finance and administration. Whiteleather has also previously served as
president of the mid-east region of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials.
Information courtesy of Methacton School District