Superintendent's Message

Dear Greyhound Family,

I am absolutely honored to become the Superintendent of Schools at Shippensburg Area School District and look forward to leading the District into the future.  Shippensburg has a history of outstanding performance, and I look forward to contributing to, and extending that rich legacy. 

Part of what drew me to the District was the clear pride that students, staff, parents, and the community have in being Greyhounds.  Whether in the classroom or in extra-curricular activities, it is well known that the Shippensburg Area School District lives its vision statement of pursuing excellence with, and for, students every day.  Joining an already winning team is both exciting and a challenge.  My 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle school, high school, and district office levels has given me unique insights that will assist us in navigating the District forward.   

While every school district is facing new challenges and obstacles, I believe SASD is well positioned to not only meet these challenges, but to innovate through them.  It is a core belief of mine that within every challenge is an opportunity.  With the dedicated and skilled staff, engaged School Board, amazing students and supportive community that makes up our district, I have no doubt of continued success. 

As I officially begin my duties on November 7, 2022, among my first tasks will be to learn as much about the district as possible by meeting with key district stake holders and community groups.  These meetings, and the feedback gained from them, will not only help to establish relationships but will also serve as a guide for our priorities and next steps.  With this process as a start, my goal is to establish consistent lines of communication and feedback with all stakeholders to allow the District to continuously improve.  Your feedback is a gift that allows us to better fulfill our mission for every student.

In closing, it is an exciting time to be a Greyhound as the District work its way through important decisions around facilities and programs.  Please know that I am committed and dedicated to the District and cannot wait to begin our work together.  


Bill August
Shippensburg Area School District