It is with honor and enthusiasm that I begin the 2017-2018 school year as your new principal. I look forward to building upon the foundation of excellence that has been established at Coebourn Elementary School. For the past twenty years, I have had the privilege of serving the Penn-Delco School District: nine years as an administrator and eleven years as a teacher. Thus, I have a deep commitment to the children of our school community and will ensure their needs are at the center of the work we do each day. I look forward to new partnerships in education and to an exciting year of getting to know the Coebourn Elementary students, staff, parents and community members.
The established excellence at Coebourn Elementary School has been endorsed by the U. S. Department of Education. This year, Coebourn Elementary School was named a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green School and is the only distinguished Pennsylvania school to receive this national honor. In recent years, Coebourn Elementary was also named a National School of Character, a Pennsylvania State School of Character, and a National Blue Ribbon School. The schoolwide programs that led to these prestigious achievements continue to be implemented daily and serve to develop our children socially, emotionally and academically.
The staff at Coebourn Elementary School continually strives to enrich and develop all areas of the curriculum with the intention of addressing the whole child. Character education, green education, and academic rigor are a few pathways to that end. Students at Coebourn Elementary also have multiple opportunities to participate in the arts such as band, chorus, music, and visual arts. Additionally, students enjoy physical education classes two times per week where they express themselves through sport, dance, game, and yoga all while learning about health and nutrition. The school library is well stocked and children have the chance to visit often to select reading adventures of their choice. Our hands-on science program ensures the deepest levels of learning and technology is utilized to enhance and expand learning beyond the walls. Additional programs are embedded within the curriculum to address the specific learning needs of every child. Simply put, Coebourn Elementary School is an exceptional place for children to learn and grow.
Teresa Ford, Principal