Superintendent's Office

The Office of the Superintendent

Welcome to the Winter Months! I hope everyone had a great beginning to the 2018-19 school year. Please stay connected for weather cancellations and delays. Reminder we have added the possibility of a 3-hour delay this year.

We believe, in order of increasing success at North Schuylkill in Academics and Athletics we need to get “All Aboard.” All Aboard is a phrase that mean we are all in this together – sink or float – we’re all in the same boat. The captains of the boats will be the teachers and the students are crew. Together we will be working and sailing in the same direction. This year we want all Spartans to “All Aboard.

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the reasons that we have so little that becomes great. We don't have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don't have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, precisely because it is easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of companies never become great precisely because they become quite good. - and that is their main problem.” - Jim Collins

As Superintendent of North Schuylkill School District I am not willing to accept the status of being only a good School District. I expect to be a great School District! Embrace the challenge. Calm seas make you weak, dull, and boring. After a few weeks of smooth sailing, the greatness in you shrivels.

We have an extremely dedicated staff working to ensure that this happens on a daily basis. Our mission is to provide our students with opportunities designed to meet individual needs and to ensure that every child has experiences that promote growth and excellence in all academic and social development areas. Through mutual respect, our students will grow and learn in a positive atmosphere, where faculty, staff, parents and students together are enthusiastic about the learning process.

I encourage everyone to stay connected with the school as we know that your involvement has a positive impact on student learning and social well-being. Follow us on Facebook @North Schuylkill School District and Twitter @NorthSchuylkill. The contents of this website are designed to provide you with information about the District and the coming school year, yet it may not answer all of your questions. We welcome your questions and your input as members of the Spartan Community. If I can personally be of help, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available to you at (570) 874-0466 or by emailing rackell@northschuylkill.net

With Spartan Pride,
Dr. Robert Ackell, Superintendent of Schools

Additonal Information

Superintendent Evaluations - 2018-2019

Robert J. Ackell, Ed.D., Superintendent

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext. 1100
Email: rackell@northschuylkill.net

Merri Lynn Craig - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext. 1100
Email: mcraig@northschuylkill.net