The Towanda Area School Board will be voting Tuesday on whether to hire Andrew Doster, who has served as principal of Mountain Valley Junior/Senior High School, as the Towanda School District's elementary school principal.

Doster was the first choice of the interview committee that worked on the search for a new Towanda School District elementary school principal, said Robert Fetterman, president of the Towanda School Board.

"I think we had five applicants" for the position, most of whom were interviewed, Fetterman said.

Doster would be hired at an annual salary of $80,000, according to the agenda for Tuesday's school board meeting.

Doster began serving in June 2009 as principal of Mountain View Junior/Senior High School in Susquehanna County.

He had also served as assistant principal of Mountain View Junior/Senior High School from 2007 to 2009.

He also was a reading teacher in Tunkhannock from 2003 to 2007 and was a sixth-grade math and science teacher in Western Wayne Middle School in Lake Ariel, Pa., from 2001 to 2003.

Doster holds a master of science degree in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University.

Doster would replace Jennifer Farley, who resigned to take a position as principal at Northeast Bradford Elementary School.

The Towanda School Board accepted Farley's resignation last month.

The vote to hire Doster is taking place at a special meeting on the Towanda School Board. Normally, the board does not meet in July.

The special meeting was called because the school board wants to have Doster in place at this time as principal, Fetterman said.

Fetterman did not serve on the interview committee.

The Review was unsuccessful in its attempts to obtain comment from Doster on Saturday.

James Loewenstein can be reached at (570) 265-1633; or email: jloewenstein@thedailyreview.com.