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Dr. Amy Sichel

Abington School District Points of Pride

  • Abington Senior High School received a Silver Award from US News and World Report.
  • Dr. Amy Sichel was elected by her peers and took office as the President of the American Association of School Administrators and then assumed the role of Past-President the following year.   
  • Dr. Amy Sichel was selected among all the 500 school districts in Pennsylvania as the 2010 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year.
  • The partial refunding and refinancing of General Obligation Bonds saved the school district over $380,000 in 2014 and over eight million dollars during the past 10 years.
  • Mr. Jeffrey Chou, sixth grade teacher at Highland Elementary School, was named the 2011 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.
  • Mrs. Cynthia Begley, an instructional education paraprofessional at Roslyn Elementary School, was named 2010 Pennsylvania Support Professional of the Year.
  • Money Magazine named Abington one of the best places in the U.S. to live for the second time. Abington schools played an important role in receiving this recognition.
  • We are proud of our FIVE National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence: Abington Senior High School, Abington Junior High School and McKinley, Overlook, and Rydal Elementary Schools.
  • Abington staff and police have worked on rigorous school safety programming that promotes enhanced school, students, staff, and community safety.
  • Seven Abington teachers received Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; no other school district in Pennsylvania has more teachers recognized in this program.
  • Abington School District won the Environmental Initiative Award from the Eastern Montgomery Chamber of Commerce for green programs and energy and resource projects that have saved over $1 million to date and will save many more millions of dollars into the future.
  • Abington was selected by Bill Gates and Michael Dell as one of only three schools in the nation to receive $250,000 of educational technology in the Dell-Microsoft-Intel FutureReady competition.
  • Abington was cited by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 School Districts in the U.S. in "towns you can afford."
  • Abington was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise six times-  the only community in Pennsylvania to receive this recognition six times.
  • Our students receive many awards and recognition in music, mathematics and science, athletics, world languages, and on academic teams … to name just a few areas of excellence.
  • We have developed intensive initiatives to ensure that Abington students receive a college preparatory level education.
  • We have been successful in helping close the achievement gap … helping all young people achieve proficiency in their coursework.
  • Abington School District students contribute nearly 100,000 hours each year to the community through our extensive service-learning activities.
  • Our web-based Skyward system helps students and parents track student progress and communicate with teachers better.
  • Abington Senior High School graduates are admitted to the top colleges and universities in the country.
  • Abington was selected as the host site for the Governor's first Safe Schools Summit.
  • Abington Senior High School has been recognized by the White House as a National Service Learning Leader School.
  • Abington students perform significantly above the state average on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests.
  • Abington Senior High School selected as one of only nine schools nationwide for the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug Free Schools Recognition Program.