Cathleen Plesnarski, Ed.D. was appointed as Eastern Center for Arts and Technology’s Executive Director, effective March 18, 2019. Dr. Plesnarski has served as Assistant Director for Upper Bucks County Technical School since 2011. Dr. Plesnarski was selected from a large candidate pool for her knowledge of career and technical education, work in curriculum and instruction, and her leadership qualities.
Prior to her position at Upper Bucks County Technical School, Dr. Plesnarski was an Instructional Coach at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute providing job support to academic and career and technical teachers to improve student achievement. Dr. Plesnarski received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Pennsylvania State University, her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Delaware Valley University.
“I am looking forward to beginning my new position at EASTERN,” said Dr. Plesnarski. “I am committed to student success through career and technical education, and EASTERN offers its students state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge instruction. EASTERN’s mission aligns with my belief in equipping all students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to select, enter and succeed in a career.”
In the Executive Director position at EASTERN, Dr. Plesnarski will work with EASTERN’s administrative team to identify educational trends in secondary and adult career and technical education, work closely with all advisory committees, provide staffing when needed, and develop business opportunities that will benefit our students and the community.