• Dr. Orner

    Maximizing Opportunities for Success and Achieving Excellence


    Welcome to the Octorara Area School District! I am excited to begin my journey as the district’s Superintendent of Schools.  I am honored to serve the entire OASD community and am very appreciative for the warm welcome shown to me and my family. My hope is that you will continue to find this website an effective tool to learn about the many outstanding programs the district offers and the terrific students and staff who teach and learn in our schools every day.


    The consistent message throughout the extensive selection process and my visits to the school campus this spring confirmed the Octorara community is committed to providing a quality education for all students.  That commitment defines and differentiates college and career readiness for every student, recognizing that there’s more than one or two pathways 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 who are encouraged to achieve excellence in everything they do.


    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 the community. I encourage you to be involved in your community’s school district. Attend our sporting events, enjoy our concerts, and find ways to support the students in the classroom. Your input is critical to making sure Octorara is maximizing 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 chatting with me. Be sure to follow district happenings on Twitter @OctoraraLearns and @OctoraraSuper and on our website at octorara.k12.pa.us.

                                                                Go Braves!

                                                                Michele M. Orner, Ed.D.

                                                                Superintendent of Schools