Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti tapped a former teacher to serve as the new director of Scranton’s Parks and Recreation Department.
City council introduced legislation Tuesday approving Cognetti’s appointment of Brooke Newhart, 28, of Ferdinand Street, who started in the role March 29.
She replaces former Director Brian Fallon, who is now working in code enforcement as an inspector for the city, according to the mayor. The city posted the parks job in January.
A 2015 Kutztown University graduate who majored in elementary education, Newhart has worked in recent years as a teacher at St. Clare/St. Paul School and as a