Return to Headlines

Conestoga Valley Board of School Directors Selects Daniel W. Hartman, Ed.D. as District’s Next Superintendent

April 6, 2023

The Conestoga Valley Board of School Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel W. Hartman as the district’s next superintendent. Dr. Hartman is currently the assistant superintendent in the South Western School District in York County and expects to formally start in Conestoga Valley on July 1, 2023. Dr. Hartman will become the district’s seventh superintendent and will replace current superintendent Dr. David Zuilkoski who is retiring at the end of the 2022-23 school year. Dr. Hartman will be officially approved at the April 11 board meeting.

“I am honored and humbled for the opportunity to serve the Conestoga Valley School District as its next superintendent,” said Dr. Hartman, “and I am excited to begin learning and growing together with all members of the CV community. I come from a family of educators and have been immersed in education my entire life. I am passionate about ensuring public schools are a place where all students can gain the skills, mindsets, and dispositions needed so they can pursue whatever pathway they choose in life.”

Before starting as assistant superintendent in South Western in 2016, Dr. Hartman was the district’s intermediate school principal for three years and an assistant principal for four years. He began his career in education as a middle school social studies teacher in the Dallastown Area School District.

Conestoga Valley School Board President Idette Groff said the board interviewed a series of highly qualified candidates from a strong pool of individuals.

“It is Dr. Hartman’s character, extensive educational leadership, community-mindedness, collegiality, and passion to continuously learn and grow – professionally and personally – that make him a great fit for Conestoga Valley,” said Groff.

Dr. Hartman graduated from Elizabethtown College with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He then completed his master’s work at Temple University in 2007 before finalizing his formal education in 2013 with a doctorate in educational leadership from Immaculata University.

Immediately after his official appointment at the district’s April 11 board meeting, the Board will introduce Dr. Hartman to the school community on April 17 at a community forum that will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Conestoga Valley High School auditorium. From there, the Board will work closely with Dr. Hartman on a series of transition activities in the weeks and months ahead to include more staff and community engagement activities.

“On behalf of the board, the district, and the entire school community, we want to extend our appreciation and thanks to Dr. Zuilkoski for his dedication to the students, staff, and families of Conestoga Valley as our superintendent for the last six years,” said Groff.