BMS taps new leader

From staff reports

BELLEVILLE – The Board of Trustees at Belleville Mennonite School recently approved Starla Fogleman as the new superintendent of the school, effective July 1.

Fogleman will replace Kevin Dellape.

“The Board of Trustees is pleased that Mrs. Fogleman has accepted this new role,” said Dale Yoder, board chairman. “We are blessed to have such an experienced and strong leader to strengthen the tradition of excellence at BMS, as the lives of so many students are being shaped.”

Fogleman brings a wealth of experience in education and a strong background in working with students and their families. She received a bachelor’s degree in English education from Eastern Mennonite University and a master’s degree in education with reading specialist and elementary education certifications from Shippensburg University.

Fogleman started her career in the 1980s, teaching high school English at BMS. She then worked in the Mifflin County School District as the Title 1 reading specialist for 10 years.

Additionally, Fogleman taught reading in the MCSD and first grade at Union Elementary School, in Belleville, for the past six years, while serving as building leader at Union for the past five years.

She will complete the 2012-2013 school year at Union Elementary School before beginning work at BMS in July.

Fogleman graduated from BMS in 1977. She is married to Dr. Randy Fogleman and has one child, Alexis, who is a sophomore at BMS. The Foglemans reside in Belleville.

“I’m very excited about returning to BMS and having the opportunity to serve God here,” Fogleman said. “I’ve learned so much from my fellow teachers and my administrators in the Mifflin County School District, which will certainly be of help in my new role. God has truly had his hand in my return, and I am confident he has great things in store for us all.”