Superintendent's Corner

Spring 2018

The spring season certainly took its time in arriving, but I do believe it is here to stay.  Spring is one of my favorite seasons symbolizing growth and reflection.  I am always amazed by the amount of growth our students show between the beginning of school and this time of year.  In April I attended the high school production of Bye Bye Birdie and was captivated by the talent and stage presence of our student performers.  Knowing that they were shy elementary students just a few short years ago, it fills me with pride to know that we are assisting in the development of that talent and confidence.  This student growth and success is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated and caring teachers.  

When I visit a classroom, I see excited students engaged in a variety of activities led by teachers who are patient and enthusiastic.  Teachers who show our students where to look, but not what to see.  During this week of Teacher Appreciation, I would like to thank our teachers for their continued commitment to excellence.  This month, we play host to the county Reading Olympics and also the regional Special Olympics, the success of which would not be possible without the efforts of our teachers and staff.  I am honored to lead such an enthusiastic organization.  

On a different note, I am pleased to report that we are beginning several new measures in our efforts to maintain safe schools.  We will be training all of our faculty and staff in the most up-to-date response protocols for threatening situations.  And while we know that no single response fits all circumstances, it is our goal that all school personnel know the options for reacting decisively and safely.  

I hope that you have had the opportunity to attend a Spring concert, cheer on one of our teams, take a class through our Community Education Department, chaperone a field trip or be a guest reader in a classroom.  I also hope you can take a moment, as I do, and reflect on what it means to belong to the Souderton Area school community.  


Frank Gallagher

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