Superintendent, Beth Norcia

Superintendent, Beth Norcia

Beth Norcia

Dear Parents and Families of Maple Shade,

Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year. September is a month of starting fresh with an unlimited amount of possibilities for all of us.  We can start new with our outlook, our desires and our potential opportunities.  Our first day for all students is Tuesday, September 6th, for a full-day of school. Our new staff members are hired, ready and eager to start.  Classrooms are polished and cleaned.  Curriculum has been reevaluated by our master teachers, just waiting for our students to experience the learning that it holds.  

We will have some new faces in each of our four schools. Excited new teachers and assistants await our children. We have three new administrators throughout the district.  Steinhauer’s new principal  is Mr. Christopher Edwards. Mr. Edwards is transitioning from another school district and will join us by the end of September if not sooner.  At MSHS, Mr. Gary Lowery will be a new vice principal and Mr. Steve Ciancitto will be the new Director of Climate and Culture. 

As we open a new school year, I cannot help but be appreciative of  our whole school community.  As a district, we could not ask for better partners than our Maple Shade families.  I am continually amazed by the  amount of time our families give to assist in our schools. I am honored to work alongside so many members of our community that give back and support our town. We have a school board that volunteers their expertise and time for the benefit of the students and the staff. We can all be very proud of a whole community that supports education and kids. The only way to continue to improve the success of all and continue our vision for our schools is to do it together.   We are all Wildcats! 

On behalf of the entire Board of Education and the district administration, faculty and staff, I look forward to seeing you at the following Back to School Nights:
Howard Yocum Elementary September 22, 2022
Maude Wilkins Elementary September 20, 2022 
Steinhauer School September 19, 2022 
Maple Shade High School September 29 , 2022

Enjoy the rest of your summer and can’t wait to see everyone on September 6th!

Beth Norcia