Strategic Plan 2021-2025

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Feedback Form

Stakeholders of the William Penn School District community can use this form to provide feedback on areas related to the development of our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.  Please note: this link below is no longer active, but remains to illustrate the process that was followed during the development of the strategic plan. 

Feedback Form 

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: 

  1. Cohesiveness - Partner with families, communities, and public organizations to foster shared ownership of schools and collectively create opportunities for student success;
  2. Academic Excellence - Review and examine the District’s academic programming, to include processes, programs, protocols, and structures that promote academic growth;
  3. Efficiency and Effectiveness - Demonstrate financial accountability and an ethic of care for students and staff.

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

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

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

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

Kevin Reilly, Elementary Teacher - Colwyn Elementary School

Anthony Santoro, Elementary Teacher - Aldan Elementary 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:


Strategic Plan Focus Group Sessions




Tuesday, January 26, 2021



Friday, February 5, 2021


Students (Grades 7-12)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021



Wednesday, February 17, 2021


WPSD Administrative Staff

Wednesday, February 17, 2021     


Borough Officials

Saturday, February 20, 2021


Open Group (All are welcome)  


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 ( 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.



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