Superintendent's Corner

November 13, 2017

Please join me in celebrating American Education Week, which runs today through November 17th.  This is a good time to reflect on the hard work that we and our dedicated parents and community members do in support of the education of the children of Souderton Area School District.  For me, this is a reminder of all the effort we put into meeting the needs of every child.   

Focusing on the whole child has enabled us to build a culture of acceptance and inclusivity.  In fact, on November 30th our school district and the Souderton Area High School will be one of only four schools in the country to be recognized as a National Banner Unified Champion School by the Special Olympics.  The Chairman of Special Olympics International, Dr. Timothy Shriver, will be at our high school on November 30th to present the banner.  This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our coaches, students, and staff, particularly our Athletic Director, Dennis Stanton. 

Receiving this recognition is personally heartwarming.  As Superintendent, I witness every day the ways our faculty and staff advocate for all students, so to see this work recognized on a national level is truly incredible. 

Finally, as we head into the season of Thanksgiving, I want to thank our parents, business leaders, municipalities, and our faith leaders for your ongoing support for our traditional public schools.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sincerely,

Frank Gallagher

Frank T. Gallagher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools