Danielle McCoy, Principal, Pottstown High School
My life with the Pottstown School District began at Lincoln Elementary School as a kindergarten student. After graduating from Pottstown High School, I attended Shippensburg University where I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Total Information Systems and Design. Upon graduation I spent several years in the business sector, working primarily in the banking industry.
Achieving a Master of Education in Curriculum and Technology from Temple University followed by a Principal’s certification from Cabrini College and a Director’s certification in Career and Technical Education has lead to a very rewarding career. I am proud of the 13 years I have spent at Pottstown High School helping young adults prepare for life in the 21 st century.
My years as a remediation teacher, gifted itinerant support instructor, and business teacher have provided me with an excellent background in the teaching of high school students. My years in the Career and Technical department of Pottstown High School afforded me the chance to learn the many aspects of this valuable educational opportunity for students.
Pottstown High School has the unique distinction of being a comprehensive high school. Career and Technical programs are housed within the walls of the high school. The advantage of having academic classes scheduled in tandem with career and technical classes, gives Pottstown’s students the unique advantage of not having to miss out on any high school experiences. As the Director of Career and Technical Education it is my honor to provide leadership and support for the instructors and students of the Career and Technical department at Pottstown High School. <
As a parent it has always been my goal to raise my children to be successful, well-rounded adults. The choice to educate them through the Pottstown School District is one which I am happy to say has served them well. Each of my children began their educational journey at Edgewood Elementary School. I can remember the days when my oldest son had to put his backpack down in order to use two hands to open the door to kindergarten! Their years in the Pottstown school system were successful and prepared them well for post-secondary education. Each of them has graduated with honors from Pottstown High School. As class presidents and salutatorians, two of my children spoke at their high school graduations. Never one to be outdone, my youngest son also spoke as class president, but was the valedictorian.
Each of their graduation speeches included a component commending the excellent opportunities and experiences afforded them as students of the Pottstown School District. My own children are proof that Pottstown School District offers students the tools necessary to succeed in the 21 st Century. All have graduated from college with honors and have embarked on careers in their chosen fields. They have been commended in business situations for the poise and ease they exhibit in any situation. They always attribute their composure to the years they spent in the diverse and accepting culture of the Pottstown School District. As my oldest child continues to be promoted in the field of supply chain management for one of the largest government agencies, as my middle child embarks on her carrer as a commercial transaction attorney, and as my two-time NCAA national champion begins his career as a financial analyst with one of the largest banks in the world, I cannot help but be proud as a parent, but also as a Pottstown School District educator.