Assistant Superintendent

The Assistant Superintendent, Gary Abbamont, oversees the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, which is supported by the Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning (K-5); the Director of Secondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (6-12); the Director of Student Services; and the Director of Technology.

The office works collaboratively to ensure that all students in the Wissahickon School District engage in a rigorous research-based educational program that will prepare them for the twentieth-first century, and the district curriculum is strategically aligned with the Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards as well as National Standards. Assessment is integral to the teaching and learning process, and our educators use a range of assessment measures to monitor both student learning and refine instruction to meet student needs and promote their achievement. The office also plans a rich professional development program to keep the district faculty and staff current in best educational practice. In addition to the professional development for our district faculty and staff, the office plans and administers an induction and mentoring program for teachers new to Wissahickon as well as those new to the profession.

Gary W. Abbamont
Assistant Superintendent

Jennifer Schmidt
Director of Teaching and Learning

Kelle Heim-Mccloskey, Ed. D.
Director of Student Services

John McGowan
Director of Technology

Wissahickon School District Comprehensive Plan 2019-2022

A draft copy of the proposed Wissahickon School District Comprehensive Plan for 2019-2022 is currently available for public review. School districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are required to develop a new Comprehensive Plan every three years.

This plan establishes the areas of professional focus for the upcoming three-year period (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2022). This draft copy will be available on our district website now through October 24, 2018, in order that members of the community can review its contents.

Following this public review period, the plan will be presented to the Wissahickon Board of Directors at the November 5, 2018 public meeting for their approval. Any questions or suggestions that you may have can be emailed to the Assistant Superintendent's Office (


View the proposed Wissahickon School District Comprehensive Plan 2019-2022