Superintendent's Corner

November 2018

The month of November brings crisp days, frosty mornings, and the beginning of the holiday season. For me, it is also a time of reflection and gratitude in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

As we celebrate public education during American Education Week, we honor all those that help guide and develop our students to become the designers of their futures. I am appreciative of our parents, guardians, and community members and the roles they play in delivering our strong district educational programs. Souderton educators are integral in creating a school environment that is challenging, engaging and relevant. I am confident that our high-quality public school education is preparing students to play vital roles in tomorrow’s workforce.

As I walk the halls of our nine schools it is noticeable that our students are actively engaged in the learning process and are alive with curiosity to explore topics in math, science, technology and more. Developing innovative, critical thinkers has been a priority for our district. At all levels students have embraced the maker experience. A “makerspace” is a collaborative work space that is used for making, learning, exploring and sharing. Makerspaces, as well as our district classrooms, are collaborative environments for our students to share their learning, contribute to the conversation, and grow more ideas. This generation of Souderton Area students has much to offer the world as our future entrepreneurs and leaders.

Supporting student growth is at the core of our mission in developing the whole child. Achievement data continuously informs our decisions surrounding classroom instruction, target areas of growth, and the formation of personalized learning goals. It is critical for our students to know what they are ready to learn as well as understand those areas that are in need of development.

Please join us as we reaffirm our commitment to providing the highest quality public education for all of our students and their families.
  

Sincerely,

Frank Gallagher

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