Superintendent’s Corner

Deborah S. Wheeler, Superintendent of Schools, (215) 643-8802

Superintendent’s Office

Deborah S. Wheeler, Superintendent of Schools
School District of Upper Dublin
1580 Fort Washington Avenue, Maple Glen, PA 19002
(215) 643-8802
Fax: (215) 643-8808
email: dwheeler@udsd.org
 
 
Brooke Evans, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools
(215) 643-8802
Fax: (215) 643-8808
email: bevans@udsd.org

Dr. Deborah S. Wheeler, a native of Upper St. Clair (PA), came to the School District of Upper Dublin following a long career as a teacher and administrator in Connecticut. Her last position there was as Superintendent of Schools in the Litchfield Public Schools.

A graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wheeler taught History and Social Studies at Chartiers Valley High School in the Pittsburgh area. While in Connecticut, Dr. Wheeler added a teaching endorsement in Special Education and taught in the on-grounds schools of a state psychiatric hospital for adolescents, in a specialized school for young children who were placed out of their public school, and in a small public elementary school in Regional School District No. 6, located in northwest Connecticut. During that time she earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and an administration endorsement, both at Southern Connecticut State University.

In 1999, Dr. Wheeler began her administrative career, serving for eight years as the Director of Special Education for the Wolcott Public Schools and again in Regional School District No. 6. After earning her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and superintendent certification from the University of Hartford, she became the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel for the Brookfield Public Schools, a district very similar in demographics to Upper Dublin. In 2009 Dr. Wheeler was named Superintendent of Schools in Litchfield, Connecticut.

During her career, Dr. Wheeler earned several awards of note, including Teacher of the Year for the Curtis School in Meriden (CT), the Reich Award for Excellence, and the Regents Honor Award for Graduate Students, both at the University of Hartford. Her research interest in developing the professional practice of educators led to her work as an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department of Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Wheeler has published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Special Education Leadership, and has given refereed presentations at national, regional and state research conferences as well as local professional presentations. In addition, she has served on the Boards of Directors for the Connecticut Association for Public School Superintendents, the Litchfield Hills Food Systems, and the Northwest CT Economic Development Council, and as president of the Litchfield County Superintendents’ Association.

Dr. Wheeler also has been civically active in Rotary International and by serving as the public education liaison for her local chapter. She also served with the Friends of the Terryville Library, and on the Board of Education in Plymouth, Connecticut.

Dr. Wheeler can be reached at 215 643-8802 or dwheeler@udsd.org

Central Office Cabinet

Eva Morrison
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development
(215) 643-8971
emorriso@udsd.org

Kimberly Minor

Director of Elementary Education, Gifted Education and Federal Programs
215-643-8800, x8989
kminor@udsd.org

Brenda Jones Bray
Business Administrator
(215) 643-8811
bbray@udsd.org

Thomas Sigafoos
Director of Human Resources
(215) 643-8805
tsigafoo@udsd.org

Michelle Clegg
Director of Pupil Services
(215) 643-8981
mclegg@udsd.org

Philip Vinogradov
Director of Technology
(215) 643-8990
pvinogra@udsd.org

Superintendent’s Annual Goals

 
State of the District/Annual Goals 2016-2017  – Presentation to the Board
Theory of Action and Goals 2016-2017
September 15, 2017: The Board of School Directors of the School District of Upper Dublin is very pleased to announce that our Superintendent, Dr. Deborah Wheeler, has successfully met or exceeded each of her agreed upon goals and objectives for the 2016-2017 school year.
 
Superintendent’s Annual Goals 2015-2016
November 7, 2016: The Board of School Directors of the School District of Upper Dublin is very pleased to announce that our Superintendent, Dr. Deborah Wheeler, has successfully met or exceeded each of her agreed upon goals and objectives for the 2015-2016 school year.
 
Mid Year Review – Superintendent’s Goals 2015-2016
 
Superintendent’s Annual Goals 2014-2015
July 23, 2015: The Board of School Directors of the School District of Upper Dublin is very pleased to announce that our Superintendent, Dr. Deborah Wheeler, has successfully met or exceeded each of her agreed upon goals and objectives for the 2014-2015 school year.

Superintendent’s Message September 15, 2017

  From the desk of the Superintendent   Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members, Welcome back to school! As we reconvened last week we welcomed 4,129 students including 381 members of the Senior Class of 2018, and 271 Kindergarteners who represent the UDHS Class of 2030. A tone of enthusiasm and excitement was pervasive within each […]

Back to School!

Today we welcomed 4,129 students back to school for the 2017-2018 school year. The UDHS Class of 2018 met to launch their traditional “Senior year” activities. Our four elementary schools are welcoming to Kindergarten the UDHS Class of 2030! This is a special time of year and we are sending a Cardinal Thank You to […]

Superintendent’s Message August 18, 2017

From the desk of the Superintendent Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members, It’s that exciting time of year as we draw close to the first day of the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The calendar is on the District website and is being continuously updated. Information on bus pick up and drop off […]

Superintendent’s Message 5/5/17

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members, A hearty Cardinal thank you to the Upper Dublin community for your enthusiastic support of our UD Education Foundation during the 19th annual “Foundation Day” held this week at George’s Market. Our students performed superbly, the volunteers went “above and beyond”, and our community responded enthusiastically. We are looking forward […]

Superintendent’ Message 12/13/16

December 13, 2016 From the desk of the Superintendent Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members, During our Education Committee meeting last week we addressed in depth our most recent standardized test data as presented in the 2016 School Performance Profile, and we have scheduled an additional presentation next month to benchmark our District scores with those […]