Dr. Mark Wade
As the Principal, let me take this time to say what an absolute pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the West High School, home of the Panthers! Our goal is to develop and enhance learning skills and provide opportunities for students to excel in academics, athletics, and fine arts so that they may become positive, contributing members of our school and community. This will enable the individual student to think and work independently and cooperatively toward the solution of problems, develop talents and cultivate inquiring minds.
At the West High School we are dedicated to creating a school culture focused on student learning, a commitment to high expectations, innovation and collaboration through the use of technology to prepare students for the 21st century. We take immense pride in our diverse population and will focus on embracing diversity to strengthen our school culture and foster creativity.
We believe in the old adage, “it takes a village to raise a child” and as such, we encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s education and we look forward to working with all of you in making West best!
Mrs. Brenda Fladger
There are many opportunities for you to get involved in. Find a club, sport or after school activity to meet fellow students and have fun. Remember to come to school each day, arrive on time and study hard. You will achieve academic excellence if you take advantage of all the support services available to you in school. Best wishes and good luck for a wonderful school year.
Ms. Melanie Piccarreta
Mr. John Richards
I would like to take this opportunity to share some information about Pocono Mountain West High School, and my goals and responsibilities as an Assistant Principal. My goals include establishing and maintaining an open line of communication with students and families, ensuring that quality instruction is taking place in our classrooms, and maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment in order to promote the social, emotional, and academic growth of our students.
My student caseload consists of students in the 11th grade, as well as 9th grade students with last names beginning with letters “A - G.” I am also responsible for a variety of administrative and educational functions including, but not limited to: Student Attendance, Discipline, Keystone and AP Examinations, School Safety, Facilities Use, and Scholarship Opportunities. I consider it a great honor to be able to work with the outstanding faculty, staff, and students of the West High School. I would like to encourage all students to take full advantage of the many wonderful opportunities made available here at the West High School, and that through these opportunities; all members of the school community may grow and flourish.
I hope to work with all members of our school community so that together we may make lasting and positive contributions to our school community and society at large.