Dr. Orner
  • Michele M. Orner, Ed.D.

  • Maximizing Opportunities for Success in the Home of the Braves

          Welcome to the Octorara Area School District, the Home of the Braves.  I am honored to serve as the district’s Superintendent of Schools. My hope is that you will find our updated website an effective tool to learn about the many outstanding programs the district offers and the terrific staff and students who teach and learn in our school community.

          Octorara is committed to providing a quality education to all students.  That commitment defines and differentiates college and career readiness for every student, recognizing that there is more than one pathway to success.  The district’s updated Comprehensive Plan continues the mission of educating the whole child, ensuring all students are supported to become Bold, Responsible, Ambitious, Virtuous, Energetic, and Selfless members of society.

          My priority is to work with the board of school directors, administration, and staff to build on the great programs already in place.  Together we will continue to provide all students with opportunities to realize their full potential: academically, technically, socially, and emotionally. To that end, I believe children learn best through meaningful partnerships with parents, business, industry, and community organizations. I encourage you to stay involved in your community’s school district by attending sporting events, enjoying concerts, and/or finding ways to support students in the classroom. Your input is critical to making sure Octorara continues to maximize its opportunities for success.

          I welcome your visit to the district and look forward to seeing you on campus. Please feel free to call my office at 610-593-8238 extension 3510 should you be interested in sharing a conversation.  Be sure to follow district happenings on Twitter @OctoraraLearns and @OctoraraSuper, on our new and improved website at, and our official Facebook page, launched last year.


                                                                Go Braves!

                                                                Michele M. Orner, Ed.D.

                                                                Superintendent of Schools