Superintendent's Page

  • Superintendent:

    Mr. James A. Estep


    Secretary to the Superintendent:

    Lindsay Curry


    717-248-0148 ext. 2550







    1.   High performing districts believe parents and students are their customers and expect high quality customer service within every level of the organization.

    2.   High performing districts have high expectations and believe that all children can learn. This is engrained in the district culture.

    3.   High performing districts collaboratively develop K-12 systems that support personalized learning and quality instruction.

    I. Elementary

    Provide intensive professional development throughout 17-18 to implement Writer's Workshop model, including units of study, development of assessments, and use of running records to inform instruction. Begin implementing teacher created integrated units of study. Continue refinement of Tier I Math and Math Interventions. Implement Phase II of Curriculum-Based Reporting of student progress 4-5.


    II. Secondary

    Work with The Academy Director, Director of Student Services and guidance to develop strategic recruiting plan for Academy, with long-term goal of increasing Academy enrollment by 150-200 students (5 years). Implement PBIS for MCMS and MCJHS. Implement Phase II of vertical math alignment between middle school and junior high for accelerated math cohort. Continue implementation of Penn Literacy Framework (PLN) to increase critical reading/writing skills in all content areas.


     III. Finance

    Continue legislative advocacy on charter school funding reform, reimbursement of school construction funds, and equitable funding for rural schools. Develop and present 5-year budget projection for 2018-2019 through 2022-2023.

    IV. Facilities

    Develop cost estimates and timeline for air conditioning Lewistown Intermediate School, with goal of having a/c in place by Fall of 2018. Resurface roadways around Mifflin County Middle School. Update playgrounds at Lewistown Elementary School and East Derry Elementary School.


    V. Business/Community/Internal Partnerships

    Continue to develop relationships with business/community organizations via district presence at Chamber Business and Education meetings, County Strategic Planning Initiatives, as well as Rotary and Kiwanis meetings when invited to speak or attend. Additionally, support directors of The Academy in their efforts to cultivate business and industry relationships through site visits, Occupational Advisory Committees, etc., continue support of student college and career fairs via partnerships with CareerLink and local Chamber of Commerce. Strengthen internal district partnerships via increased presence at building level events.


    VI. Communication

    Enhance communication through increased hands-on leadership. Implement differentiated strategy for cultivating leadership capacity of District Administrative Team.


    It is our belief that responsible students grow up to be responsible adults. There are no secrets, but the students must practice some habits like: Setting goals, Planning their time, Studying every day, Taking notes in class, Keeping commitments, and Proper preparation.

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