RTSD Board Appoints Interim Superintendent, Search Firm

School Board Appoints Interim Superintendent, Authorizes Search Firm Contract


June 20, 2016


Dr. Anthony Costello was appointed to become interim superintendent of Radnor Township School District by the district’s Board of School Directors at a special meeting on June 14. He will begin serving in this capacity on September 1, 2016. Dr. Costello previously acted as interim superintendent for RTSD during the 2012-2013 school year.


Also at the meeting, the School Board authorized a contract with TEMPLETON Advantage to conduct the search for a permanent superintendent to replace Dr. Michael J. Kelly, who will be leaving RTSD at the end of August.


About Dr. Anthony Costello


Dr. Costello has significant experience in public education. Born and raised in the Delaware Valley, he earned his teaching degree from West Chester State College in Health and Physical Education in 1971 and his doctorate in education from Temple University in 1982. He served for 20 years in the Methacton School District as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.

In 1991, Dr. Costello was named superintendent of schools for Garnet Valley School District. He retired in 2010 after serving in public education for 39 years. In addition to previously serving as interim superintendent at RTSD, he was also called back to serve as interim superintendent at Garnet Valley.


For the last three years, Dr. Costello has led mentoring workshops for newly hired superintendents for the Delaware and Chester County intermediate units. He is currently the chairperson for Advanced Ed Advisory Council, Northeast USA and Canada, and is an Advanced Ed Accreditation Commissioner, which acts on school accreditation for approximately 28,000 schools worldwide.


About TEMPLETON Advantage


TEMPLETON Advantage has conducted and participated in more than 100 administrative searches for school districts and intermediate units in Pennsylvania, including the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Allentown School District, Southeast Delco School District, State College Area School District and Fox Chapel Area School District. The firm strives to facilitate a completely customized, comprehensive and highly-engaging process under the guiding principles of integrity, quality, simplicity, excellence, trust, accountability, awareness, partnership, responsibility and optimism.