Superintendent Of Record – Dr. Cosmas C. Curry
My name is Cosmas C. Curry, and I am privileged to serve as your superintendent of schools. My background and experiences in public education stretch over 24 years. I believe in a team approach to accomplishing the mission of the Stroudsburg Area School District. I envision a school and community working together to prepare students for high-level college academics, as well as careers. To this end, practical assessments must be used to determine the effectiveness of educational programs. These assessments include, but are not limited to: mid-term and final examinations, graduation projects, project-based learning utilizing technology, portfolios, artistic and musical compositions, Keystone Exams, PSSAs, citizenship, and character education. Data reviews of these assessments will help determine the success of educational programs. I also believe in assessing if graduates are gainfully employed five years post-graduation to better gauge success beyond paper and pencil tests. A five year post-graduate survey will provide data to help answer the question, "Do students have the intangible traits to gain employment predicated on the sound education provided through your tax dollars?" Strong positive relationships with families are also important in meeting the mission and vision of the Stroudsburg Area School District. I operate with an open-door policy and invite parental involvement in the education of your children, which includes involvement beginning in kindergarten and continuing through graduation. I believe in teamwork, which starts with the school board, who functions as a team of 10, and all other groups in the district to do “what is right” for our students. We (the school district and community) must be our own advocates to encourage growth in our schools and community. To accomplish this, we must accentuate the positive things happening for our students! I look forward to meeting all stakeholders in the community and ask for your support as we continue a great tradition of academic excellence!