About Us

Our Principal

Jason Bialka
Jason Bialka, Ed.D.

Helene Corbo


Dr. Bialka has worked in the Wisshickon School District since 2008. Beginning at Wissahickon Middle School, Dr. Bialka served as a English Language Arts teacher as well as a Gifted Education teacher.

 In 2017, he transitioned Wissahickon High School, assuming the role of Assistant Principal. In addition to that role, Dr. Bialka also acted as the Safety Coordinator for the district. After two years at the high school, Dr. Bialka was named the principal of Shady Grove Elementary School.


Shady Grove Fun Facts

Did you know Shady Grove has a host of great events for students and families each year including: 

  • International Night: SGE's diverse school community celebrates 20+ different cultures with games, food and other activities  
  • Heroes Luncheon: local police, EMTs, firefighters and other first responders attend a luncheon with students
  • Shady Grove Showdown: 5th graders compete against SGE staff in the annual basketball game (turned kickball) 
  • Harvest Fest: a festive fall celebration held in partnership with our Home and School Association  
  • Veterans Day: family members who serve(d) in the military and all veterans are honored by our school community with a big celebration
  • Math Night: games and activities organized by our 5th grade teachers 
  • Gingerbread Baking Fundraiser: 5th graders make and decorate gingerbread cookies to benefit a charity  


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

School Mascot:
Grover, the Bulldog
School Colors: 
Blue and Gold

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