GREENCASTLE — A veteran school district business manager has been selected as the Greencastle-Antrim School District's new chief financial services support officer.

The school board voted 8-0 at Thursday evening's meeting to hire Caroline (Bricker) Royer to replace Dr. Jolinda "JC" Wilson, who left this summer after seven years with the district to become director of finance for the student affairs department of Penn State.

Royer has been business manager in the Fairfield Area School District for eight years and previously spent 10 years in the Waynesboro Area School District. She is tentatively scheduled to start her $108,000-a-year position in the G-ASD on Oct. 14.

"We're thrilled to have you," Michael Still, school board president, said after the vote. He explained the board did an exhaustive search, but narrowed the field quickly.

"We all kind of nodded heads when she came into the room as the right choice," Still said.

"This is somewhere someone in my position wants to be," Royer said, citing community support, innovation and a dynamic district.

She said the challenge is to bridge the gap between many, many needs and the resources that are available, especially since the state subsidy has not kept up with enrollment in the G-ASD.

Royer, born and raised in Waynesboro, attended St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown. She is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting and master of business administration degree with a concentration in accounting.

She and her husband, Bradley, live in Waynesboro and enjoy golfing and fishing.

Years of service 

Karen Devine of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association was at the meeting with certificates recognizing board members Michael Still, Eric Holtzman and Tracy Baer for eight years of service.

She also lauded Paul Politis, who did not seek re-election and is leaving the board this year. Politis has a total of 24 years of service on two boards — Greencastle-Antrim and Forbes Road — dating back to 1979.

Politis noted he attended his first school board meeting as a college reporter 50 years ago.

 Building projects 

Dr. Kendra Trail, superintendent, said representatives of the architectural firm Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates will be at the Oct. 3 board meeting to talk about potential building projects in the district and their costs. They were originally scheduled to attend the Sept. 19 meeting.

The architects have spent more than a year gathering information, assessing needs and priorities and putting together proposals.

No decisions have been made and Trail said, "We are still very early in the planning stages."

Contact Shawn Hardy at or 717-597-2164