Details About William Penn Senior High School Evacuation

Details about response to accident involving district school bus

This morning, a bus transporting students from William Penn Senior High School to the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy was involved in an accident. Six students were transported to the hospital for assessment of possible injuries. As of 3 p.m., each of the students had been treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the school bus was also transported to the hospital. All other students on the bus were evaluated by school nurses.

The school district contacted parents of the affected students and will report more information to the public when it is available. The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. We appreciate the community’s support and patience as we continue to investigate.

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Assistant Superintendent – Special Education

Dr. Linda C. BrownAs Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, Dr. Linda C. Brown is committed to the philosophy of “Servant Leadership” developed by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges (2003). The primary focus of this leadership style is putting people first. As a servant leader, Brown puts the customer (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members) at the top of the organizational structure, with the leaders and support staff responsive to their needs. A servant leader is also committed to diversity — respecting differences in cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic differences throughout the community. Another key area is efficacy – demonstrating respect, honesty, and regard for all stakeholders regardless of their status in the organization.

Dr. Brown’s personal beliefs for building inclusive schools are based on a vision that all students have the opportunity to learn and participate in the same settings and programs — in school, at home, and in the community. Achieving educational equity and excellence requires unifying all members of the school community around a vision and a set of outcomes for all students.

gov28Dr. Brown has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years. She has taught on all academic levels from kindergarten to post-graduate. Dr. Brown has served as a teacher, special education department leader, assistant principal, managing principal, supervisor, coordinator, and consultant at the state and federal levels for Maryland and Pennsylvania.  As an educational leader, Dr. Brown has served as a mentor to inspiring leaders who have moved on to many leadership positions and students who have received doctoral degrees.

Dr. Brown completed her graduate and post-graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and also pursued the Urban Educational Leadership course at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since joining the Pennsylvania educational system in the City of York, Dr. Brown has obtained more than 100 hours of course credits to support continued leadership licenses. Dr. Brown was commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Special Education on Jan. 25, 2012 and renewed again in July 2016.

Dr. Brown serves on many community and national committees. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was awarded the 2008 National Servant Leadership Award. Dr. Brown is also a member of the National Association of Special Education Directors. Dr. Brown resides in Owings Mills, Md. with her husband of 30 years, three sons and three grandchildren.

Her favorite quote is from Lisa Delpit (1992): “In order to teach you, I must know you. We must fight to teach children what they must learn, and the humility and wisdom to learn from them so that we might better teach.”

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