|January 11th, 2021
Dear William Penn Staff and Community:
We are pleased to announce our strategic planning process for the William Penn School District 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. This is an exciting and important opportunity to set the direction of the future of the District.
Three overarching priorities will guide the development of the Plan:
In December, a Strategic Planning Task Force consisting of teachers, school leaders, and community members was identified. This Task Force will work with the Superintendent and Cabinet, serving as an advisor to the development of the Strategic Plan.
Shawn Anthony, Elementary Teacher - Walnut Street Elementary School
Bonnee Breese Benton, Education Chair - Delaware County Black Caucus
Troy Brooks, Secondary Teacher - Penn Wood High School
Rachel Cahill, Secondary Teacher - Penn Wood High School
Randolph Carpenter, Secondary Teacher - Penn Wood Middle School
Dr. Harry Costigan, Chief of Staff & VP for Strategic Planning - Delaware County Community College
Ashley Dawson, High School Parent
Joseph Denelsbeck, Principal - Penn Wood Middle School
Katherine Eichman, Special Education Teacher - Penn Wood Middle School
Andrea Fink, Elementary Teacher - East Lansdowne Elementary School
Amy Hostetter, Elementary Gifted Support Teacher
Leon Howard, President - Yeadon Athletic Education Association
Demetria Hurnton, Parent - Penn Wood Middle School
Brittany Lawrence, Elementary Teacher - Park Lane Elementary School
Dr. Judy Lee, Principal - Penn Wood High School
Afia Lewis, Elementary Teacher - Ardmore Avenue Elementary School
Joseph Martino, Secondary Teacher - Penn Wood High School
Trish McFarland, President - Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Miller, Elementary Teacher - WB Evans Elementary School
Malik Mshinda, Elementary Parent
Javon Oates, Principal - Bell Avenue Elementary School
Jason Pardini, Secondary Teacher - Penn Wood High School
Kevin Reilly, Elementary Teacher - Colwyn Elementary School
Anthony Santoro, Elementary Teacher - Aldan Elementary School
Melinda Tkacs, Secondary Teacher - Penn Wood Middle School
Superintendent and Central Office Administration
Dr. Eric Becoats, Superintendent
Pamela Bookman, Community Relations Coordinator
Sia Brown, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
A. Jeff Cuff, Business Administrator
Warren Danenza, Supervisor of Innovation and Personalized Learning
Geana Germana, Special Education Lead
Danielle Seward, Director of Pupil Services
As the development and the success of the Strategic Plan depends on our whole community, we will be requesting feedback from our stakeholders by hosting Focus Group meetings. Focus Group meetings will be held using Zoom and the information will be available on our website. The schedule for Focus Group sessions is as follows:
Times and dates are subject to change.
We will be posting a Strategic Planning webpage outlining the planning process, timeline, and updates. You are encouraged to get involved and visit this our website ( www.williampennsd.net/our-district/strategic-plan) frequently as we continue to update information regarding the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
This is an inclusive process where all voices have the opportunity to be heard and help to create a shared vision for the course of the William Penn School District.
Eric J. Becoats, Ed.D.