Our Superintendent
Dr. James Crisfield



On behalf of all of Wiss Nation, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Wissahickon schools and to our district’s website.

We are very proud of everyone in and everything about our six schools, and we like to think it shows.  Our level of academic achievement is among the truly elite in the state, and we make a point of blending that commitment to excellence with an equal emphasis on student well-being and doing whatever we can to ensure all students feel that they are welcome and that they belong.  Things like trust, integrity and caring about others matter here.  Wissahickon students come to us ready and eager to learn, and we provide them with a comprehensive and challenging program by any measure.  We are also, at the same time, careful to ensure that it is a “user-friendly” one so that students feel nurtured and safe.  Finally, as a guiding principle, our program has as its cornerstone a philosophy that, simply stated, takes as a given the belief that every student can and will learn to the best of his or her ability.

Please take some time to explore our website and see what the Wissahickon schools are all about.  You are also invited to attend one of our many sporting or performing arts events so that you can see our students in action.  However you become familiar with “Wiss Nation,” we are confident you’ll see why we are so proud of our students, staff and community! 

Warm Regards,

James A. Crisfield, Ed.D.

Superintendent Evaluation

The annual evaluation is based upon the mutually agreed upon performance standards of Student Growth and Achievement, Organizational Leadership, District Operations and Financial Management, Communication and Community Relations, Human Resource Management and Professionalism. The Board of School Directors’ evaluation of Dr. Crisfield is that his performance for the period 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022 is proficient. 

Central Office Administration

Office Hours: 8 am- 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 215-619-8000
Address: 601 Knight Road, Ambler, PA 19002
Click to view directions on Google maps

Mwenyewe Dawan, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
215-619-8000, ext. 1110

Wade Coleman
Business Administrator
215-619-8000, ext. 1310

Danielle Hey
Director of Human Resources
 215-619-8000 ext. 1200 

Keziah La Torre
Director of Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
 215-619-8000 ext. 1120

Jennifer Schmidt, Ed.D.
Director of Teaching and Learning
 215-619-8000 ext. 1510

Kelle Heim-Mccloskey, Ed. D.
Director of Student Services
 215-619-8000 ext. 1410

John McGowan
Director of Technology
215-619-8000 ext. 1610

Brian Russell
Director of Facilities
215-619-8000 ext. 1710

Kristen Rawlings
Community Relations Coordinator

Cindy Hill
Food Services Director
215-619-8112, ext. 8083

Don Young
Transportation Director
215-619-8114 ext. 1800 or 1810

School Administration