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Pennridge School District welcomes new board member


Robert F. Cormack has been appointed a new member of the Pennridge School Board.

Cormack has lived in Perkasie with his wife for 30 years. They have three children, all who graduated from Pennridge School District.

Cormack is the executive director of the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation. He has 42 years of experience in the economic development profession, successfully having managed three nonprofits economic development corporations, and has extensive knowledge in Pennsylvania business financing programs. In addition, he has developed industrial parks and business campuses, created marketing programs for business attraction and retention, and developed creative financing solutions for business and industry.

Before going on to obtain his master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix, Cormack graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in physical education and health. He taught physical education in at Stroudsburg High school and was an assistant wrestling coach there.

In addition to his professional work, Cormack is an active member of the community. He served on the Upper Bucks County Technical School Advisory Committee for 20 years, was a member of the most recent Pennridge School District Comprehensive Planning Committee and worked with a group of people to found the Eastern Pa. Down Syndrome Center.

“We look forward to working with Mr. Cormack during his time on the Pennridge School Board,” Pennridge School District Superintendent, David A. Bolton stated. “He is committed to our district’s vision and goals and the entire Pennridge community.”

Cormack will serve on the school board until the first Monday of December after the next general election for school board members in the fall of 2021.

“Having this opportunity to participate in an organization that gives back to the public and mostly the children of the district is a real honor.

As a parent of three children who attended Pennridge K-12; one who was in the gifted program, one with special needs and a third who took the middle of the road classes, my wife and I got to experience a wide range of what Pennridge has to offer kids with all different interest and ability levels. I have no other intention but to serve the district in providing the best education to its students as it had with my children.”

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