WILLOW GROVE, PA — The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology announced this week that a new supervisor of career and technical education has been employed with the institution since early last month.
Gerry Rooney, most recently the dean of students at Bucks County Technical High School, began his new administrative position with Eastern on July 1, according to a news release.
Rooney was also a teacher and chairman for the health and physical education department at Bucks County Technical High School before moving on to his new position on July 1.
“I’ve had the opportunity to witness the positive impact of career and technical education for the past twenty-one years. For many students, it represents the beginning of a successful future,” Rooney said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with the students, staff, and all of the other members of the EASTERN community.”
Rooney has a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Temple University, along with a master’s degree in education from Gratz College. Rooney had also obtained his principal certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, he was the recipient of Temple University’s Young Alumni Achievement Award, and he has previously received various other recognitions for his physical education teaching career, according to Eastern.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology offers specialized career programs to high school students in nine Eastern Montgomery County school districts. Those districts are in Abington, Bryn Athyn, Cheltenham, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Moreland, Springfield, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland.
Eastern’s campus is located in the Willow Grove section of Upper Moreland Township.