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Delaware Beach Life: The Unstoppable Nancy Feichtl – Ride-sharing service is just the latest endeavor for this community-minded dynamo

July 13, 2016

Nancy Feichtl has focused her enthusiasm and lifelong desire to help others on senior citizens, creating a transportation service to help them get to medical appointments and other places.

Nancy is someone you could write a book about. She’s larger than life. And irrepressible:’ says Rehoboth Beach poet Sherry Chappelle about her friend Nancy Feichtl. lt’s that Energizer Bunny enthusiasm, combined with twinkle-in-the-eye humor charm and charisma, that help explain Feichtl’s special gifts and accomplishments: For more than 3 1/2 decades, she has performed count­less good works that range far, and wide, and deep.

Indeed, the roots of her community involvement reach back even further. In the late 1960s, Feichtl (pronounced Fike-tell) began her career as an English teacher at Sussex Central High in Georgetown, later transferring to Indian River High School in Dagsboro (local politicians Pete Schwartzkopf, Ruth Briggs King, and Ron Gray were among her students). A decade passed and she moved into administrative roles, becoming the principal of both Woodbridge and Shields elementary schools. Next, as director of instruction and special education for the Cape Henlopen district, she formalized pro­grams for at-risk and special-needs students, before heading the private Jef­ferson School in Georgetown. Feichtl accomplished all this while earning her master’s degree from Salisbury State Uni­versity, her doctorate in education from the University of Maryland, and serving on the executive boards of nearly two dozen cultural and education-related organizations – from Clear Space The­atre Company to the Delaware Associa­tion of School Administrators.

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