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Message from the Superintendent
Dear Pennsbury Community Stakeholder:
Thank you for taking the time to review the material presented on the pages of this website. Our intent is to provide information that can serve as a strong foundation for important home-school partnerships as well as active community engagement.
I am a proud son of two former educators. My father was a high school English teacher for over three decades, while my mother served as a teacher and administrator at the elementary level before committing her energies to support students with special learning needs at the central administrative level. My parents were not only champions for the children they served; they were also champions for my brother and me. They instilled in us the importance of getting a great education and reminded us that our effort would matter in that endeavor. I have tried to pass that on to my two children, and I will work hard to ensure our system provides the same challenge and support for our students as well.
My beliefs are a perfect match for a District that continues to promote academic success and resiliency in all students by ensuring:
  • Every student will become his/her best intellectual and ethical self.
  • Every student will persevere to reach his/her highest social, emotional, and academic potential.
  • Every educator will inspire students to strive for academic excellence and strength of character.
  • Every school will develop engaged, professional learning communities to support the growth mindset.
With that, I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year with a quick look back at where we’ve been the last 12 months while providing a glimpse of where we’re heading. In the 2016-2017 school year, we developed plans to provide universal access to tools for technology-enhanced learning, developed strategies to ensure equity and excellence exists for all students, and envisioned a new middle school schedule that supports content mastery through a more thematic, inquiry-based approach to learning. This work will continue this coming year with a shift from visioning to implementation.

Additionally, we plan to enhance our District-wide learning spaces by conducting a feasibility study to sequence construction projects that will provide first class facilities for our students and staff. For example, the Pennwood Middle School renovation has made great progress this summer and will truly provide wonderful learning spaces for generations of future students. That spotlight will soon be expanded to include an extensive community conversation about the future of our high school spaces.

Sadly, yet optimistically, it is time for our entire community to engage in a conversation about mental health and issues of addiction. Collectively, we can make a positive difference in the lives of our most vulnerable family members, friends, and neighbors. It is a shared responsibility.

In closing, the 2017-2018 school year promises to be one of the best yet for Pennsbury School District! I hope you’ll join me, and our team, in adopting these priorities​.​
William J. Gretzula, Ed.D.
District Superintendent
Pennsbury School District
Pennsbury School District
134 Yardley Avenue, PO Box 338
Fallsington, PA 19058
Telephone: 215-428-4100
Mission Statement
Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community,
the Pennsbury School District prepares all students to become creative,
ethical, and critical thinkers for lifelong success in a global society.
national district of character
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