Welcome to APW Jr./Sr. High School! We are a rural district located in beautiful Parish, New York, which is located about 30 minutes north of Syracuse. Our building hosts grades 7-12 with an enrollment of approximately 600 students. One of our priorities is to prepare students for high school graduation, entry into college, the military, and the workforce. Our academic offerings provide unique opportunities to all of our students based on their individual needs and personal interests. Our elective programs include a variety of Advanced Placement Courses, College Courses, and Career and Technical Education programs.
In addition to our academic programming, we offer an extensive menu of athletic options during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Our students have great pride in their athletic pursuits and consistently demonstrate a high-level of competitiveness. Our extra-curricular programs include Student Government, Drama Club, Marching Band, Ski Club, and National Honor Society. We also have various after-school enrichment opportunities for students such as French Club, Robotics Club, Archery Club, Trap Shooting Club, Guitar Club, Chess Club, Science Olympiad, Gay-Straight Alliance, and the Positivity Project. We encourage our students to get involved as there is something for everyone!
We highly value our relationships with our students, families, and the community. We also understand the importance of meaningful collaboration with all of our stakeholders to ensure our students have a successful experience at APW. If we can assist you in any way, please reach out to us.
My educational journey after high school began when I received my Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. I then received a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University after spending time working as a caseworker for Catholic Charities. I spent the first twenty-two years of my career in five different schools as a school social worker in the Syracuse City School District. In those years, I had the tremendous opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of educators, mental health professionals, and visit hundreds of classrooms and homes to support thousands of students and their families to be able to learn, grow and succeed. After being given many leadership opportunities within the school system, I decided to get my C.A.S. in Educational Leadership from Syracuse University. I chose to pursue my degree in Educational Leadership because of my passion to combat inequities that I felt were part of the current educational system. As a result of working with families in both urban and rural poverty, I am acutely aware of how mental health is inextricably linked to student performance and success. My goal is to be an educational leader who recognizes the role that race, ethnicity, family income, gender, ability, mental health and sexual orientation play in predicting the success of students in school. I am committed to addressing inequities in the current system by striving to help all students reach their emotional and academic potential.