Nancy Somers resigns from WASD school board

Pictured: Standing from left is Patrick Dixon, Barbara Reeves, Marc Schefsky, Star Poole and Adam Welteroth. Seated from left is President Lori Baer, V.P., Dr. Jane Penman, Dr. Nancy Story Somers and Jennifer Lake.

“The beginning of the end”

Tuesday evening Nancy Somers announced her resignation from the WASD school board citing her move out of the school district in the weeks to come.

Nancy Somers announces resignation at 6:16 p.m. motion made by Jane Penman and seconded by Adam Welteroth. Resignation accepted by an 8-1 vote, Pat Dixon voted no.

This also sends a clear signal to the rest of the WASD school board and administration; it is

“The beginning of the end.”

When fellow WASD school board member Adam Welteroth last year asked for a second to a motion to “discuss” having an independent third party look into the handling of the 2018 WAHS baseball team trip incidents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Somers sat silent.

That silence will echo for eternity.

Since her silence, along with the rest of the WASD school board and administration; Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has taken up the case and it remains under investigation.

Somers knows this because the WASD was served highly publicized search warrants in the case.

As recently as a few weeks ago, ALLEGED PERPETRATOR #1 was charged by Myrtle beach and Horry County South Carolina authorities.

Yet, Somers and her fellow WASD board members have taken no action to remove the administrators from their jobs pending the outcome of the Attorney General investigation.

The WAHS baseball coaching staff has been renewed and the team looks like they will play the 2021 season with ALLEGED PERPETRATOR #1 still on the team.

Since Somers resigned tonight it must be left to her replacement who now has 60 days to be named from a pool of applicants.

Will any of the 8 newcomer candidates put their names in; trying to get a head start on the entire election process by allowing the WASD school board to choose winners and losers?

Would that be the same behavior demonstrated by WASD school board and administration in the Myrtle Beach case to date?

If the candidate chosen to replace Nancy Somers is not black; will that demonstrate more of what current WASD school board member calls “systemic racism in the WASD”?

Nancy Somers came to an understanding of not living in the WASD disqualifies her from serving on the school board, makes you wonder if she shared that with fellow non-district resident Marc Schefsky.

Ever wonder about when JOHN DOE #1 is ultimately successful in civil litigation; (there is video of the “criminal sexual misconduct” incident) if he will change the exterior color of the Somers home?

This is a developing story on

“The beginning of the end” – is forthcoming.