October 2022

Dear William Penn Community:

Welcome to the William Penn School District website. Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the materials and information provided. We intend for our website to serve as a strong foundation for partnerships and connections with all district stakeholders.

It is a privilege to serve as Superintendent of the William Penn School District. I began working in the district in May 2020. We have navigated learning through a pandemic, a hybrid learning environment, and a full in-person return to school. Our dedicated administrators, teachers, and staff demonstrated unprecedented resourcefulness, caring, and commitment to continuing the educational program during that challenging time.

During that time, with input from students, parents, teachers, administrators, and elected officials, we developed our Strategic Plan: Focus Forward 2025. I’m pleased and excited that the plan is well underway. The goals and action strategies contained in Focus Forward 2025 are directing the course of William Penn’s future. 

One action strategy currently in motion is our Ten-Year Facilities Improvement Plan. The goals of this plan are to improve existing building infrastructure, alleviate overcrowding in school buildings, and update student academic environments into new 21st century learning spaces.  Construction for this project is scheduled to begin in 2023 and we are looking for the support of our community to help fund these much-needed improvements in our facilities.

Focus Forward 2025 is a plan set forth to improve outcomes for our students as we realize the District Vision to “nurture and empower all students to become career and/or college ready.” In addition, our administration, faculty, and staff are here to support and work with you towards your child’s success. We welcome and encourage you to stay in contact with your child’s teachers as we continue this educational journey together.

We thank you for your support and wish you a wonderful experience in our schools.


Eric J. Becoats, Ed.D. 


Liz Dortone
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Phone: 610-284-8005 ext. 1236
Pamela A. Bookman
Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 610-284-8005 ext. 1237
Andretta Bond
Receptionist/Secretary to the Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 610-284-8000

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