About Us



Lower Gwynedd is one of six elementary schools within the nationally recognized Wissahickon School District. Our school serves approximately 620 students in grades K-5. Through a strong sense of community, a rich curricular program, an inspiring learning atmosphere, and a commitment to character, Lower Gwynedd prepares its students to become strong participants and leaders in the world community.

Our Principal


Sue KanopkaSue Kanopka
215-619-8100, ext. 3010

Kim Brooks


A 1994 alumna of Wissahickon High School, Ms. Kanopka joined Lower Gwynedd Elementary in January 2021 after serving as a K-5 teacher in the district for 17 years, teaching all six grades, and as an instructional coach at the K-5 level for five years. 

Ms. Kanopka earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. Ed. from Arcadia University and her Principal Certification from Gwynedd Mercy University.



Lower Gwynedd Fun Facts

Did you know students who are nominated for their positive character traits get to sign the LEAP Wall of Fame? LEAP stands for Listen. Emphasize. Appreciate. Persevere.

Did you know that LGE provides Morning Miles run by Health teacher, Mr. Jackson? The student with the highest number of laps gets to be part of Field Day ceremonies!  

Every year, LGE celebrates Veterans Day with a big celebration and visits the Veterans Memorial at WHS (a short walk!)

"Work Hard. Stay Positive and Make it Happen LG! " is the closing of morning announcements every day.


Lower Gwynedd Elementary

School Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

School Mascot: Leopards
School Colors: Blue and gold

Our Vision: “Belong, Inspire, Engage, Excel”

A learning community where all students and staff feel a sense of belonging and are inspired to engage and excel to their fullest potential.   

Our Mission 

The mission of the Wissahickon School District – a learning community where diversity is valued, and equity is an ongoing commitment – is to empower each student and staff member to excel to their fullest potential and meaningfully contribute to the greater community. 

Shared Values

We believe all students and staff will... 

  • develop healthy identities  
  • value diversity and inclusivity 
  • maintain positive relationships  
  • feel and show empathy for others  
  • achieve personal and collective goals 
  • make responsible and caring decisions  
  • contribute to safe and just communities