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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This year is extra special as PDSD will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary. We have several events planned throughout the school year. Please make sure to keep your eyes peeled on the school website as well as the PDSD Facebook page. You won’t want to miss any of the excitement!

This is a special time to celebrate where we came from and where we are now. We want this to be a community celebration of all that has been accomplished with the making of PDSD over the past 50 years.

The leadership staff and roles for this school year are listed below. Please feel free to reach out to any one of us. We are here to make sure your experience with PDSD is worthy of a gold star.

Jesse J. Bailey, Athletic Director

Maureen Gallucci, Supervising Teacher of Preschool

Michelle Kelley, Supervising Teacher of Student Life

Amber Akapnitis, Supervising Teacher of Academic Services

Wayne Harrison, ASDB Related Services Supervisor

Jill Voit, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Flint Fears, Assistant Principal of Student Support Services

Courtney Fritz, Principal

The past 50 years have been focused on identifying our vision, working as a team and building foundations. Although these things will continue, we believe It’s SHOWTIME. We want you to see each child’s talents, knowledge and abilities. They are the key roles that inspire us to do great work every day.

We look forward to seeing you at the many celebratory events this year!

Courtney Fritz