Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

 

Greetings Parents and Families of Weatherly Area School District:

As principal of the Weatherly Area School District, It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year in Weatherly. We are all excited to have students back in out classroom and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and part of the Weatherly Wrecker family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic ability and to be career-ready by the end of the fours years. Weatherly Area has great teachers who spend hours of planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement We believe that all students should graduate from high school prepared for the demands of postsecondary education, meaningful careers and effective citizenship

Before joining WASD, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 12 years, primarily with the Hazleton Area School District. Some of the roles I have held include Middle school Science classroom teacher, Teacher of the gifted for middle school science, Assistant football coach middle school and varsity teams. My academic background includes a Master of Science in General Science, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and a Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership and Administration.

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at WASD. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction, access to professional development, and reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are prepared for college and 21st century careers.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Sincerely,

Tony Despirito
PreK-12 Principal

Principal PIcture

Words of Infinite Wisdom

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."

~ Jim Morrison

"Where is your will to be weird?"

~ Jim Morrison

"Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts."

~ Jim Morrison

"When you lay your life out there, you want it to be as true as possible."

~ Jim Morrison

"I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just... in between"

~ Jim Morrison

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