• A Message from the Principal


    Dear William Paca Family,
    It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! At William Paca Elementary, our mission is to prepare students to Learn, Lead, Succeed--to learn how to be critical thinkers, to lead through innovation and creativity, and to succeed in a globally competitive society. Through high standards and expectations for all, we believe that anything is possible.
    I am passionate about empowering our students through their strengths and nurturing their growth. Our team of committed teachers and staff members share this vision and are dedicated to ensuring all students social-emotional needs are met in tandem with their academic needs. 
    It is our privilege to prepare young students for the demands of college and careers. Each team member offers a unique perspective and life endeavors that add value to our students school experience--this manifests in the creation of a truly authentic classroom. This summer, teachers devoted significant time beautifying their classrooms as well as the building in preparation for a year of learning and thriving. We are excited for our students to enjoy their home away from home and continue achieving success in all aspects of school.
    In addition to the work we do inside of the school, engaging families and communities is also a key driver to our students' academic achievement. I truly believe in effective teamwork involving all stakeholders in a child's life. It takes a village to provide the best education for our young people--parents, teachers, administrators, and community members must all be a united front, advocating for each and every child. 
    I hope that this year brings an abundance of new learning and fulfillment to our students as well as the school community. Even more, I wish for all of our students to realize the limitless potential of their dreams, and to understand that through perseverance, consistency, and an educated mind, they can achieve anything. As we embark on this new educational journey, I'd like to leave you with the wise words of Albert Einstein: "Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think."
    Olia Hardy