Superintendent Dr. Robert Sokolowski
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are excited for what will hopefully be “post-pandemic” times and a return to a full slate of district activities throughout the year. With all the digital advancements that we have seen in education over the past two years, the West Chester Area School District’s priority will always be the whole child. We take great pride in focusing on the individual qualities that make each of our students unique. Our teachers strive to provide the best possible educational experience so all children can achieve their personal best and realize extensive opportunities in their future.
In addition to strong academics, arts, and athletics, we focus on preparing students for the real world. We understand that the development of digital skills is important, but success in the 21st Century is also dependent on the “soft skills” and ability to connect with one another.
As we welcome students back to school this year, we will emphasize the importance of creating learning communities that foster a strong sense of belonging and high expectations for all students. Our students are very fortunate to grow up in a community that is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise children. Thank you for entrusting us with your child.
About Dr. Sokolowski
Dr. Bob Sokolowski became Superintendent of the West Chester Area School District on August 16, 2021. He has served as the Assistant Superintendent of the West Chester Area School District since 2015. As the Assistant Superintendent, Bob has helped lead the adoption of several innovative programs to support our students and families. Most notably, Bob helped to lead the adoption of Full-day Kindergarten, Blended Learning, the implementation of Schoology, and a Dual Enrollment partnership with West Chester University.
Dr. Sokolowski began his tenure in West Chester in 2004 as an assistant principal at B. Reed Henderson High School, and then became the principal of Henderson in 2008. In 2013, he became the district's Director of Secondary Education. Prior to arriving in West Chester, Dr. Sokolowski was a Latin teacher for eleven years in the North Penn School District where he also coached football.
Dr. Sokolowski earned a doctorate in Education Leadership from Immaculata University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Classics at Union College and earned a master's degree from St. Joseph's University. He has also completed graduate work in Classical Studies at Villanova University.
Bob and his wife Beth live in the district. His daughter Ana is a Naval ROTC student at Villanova University.
To contact Bob Sokolowski, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-266-1018.