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    Dear Willow Dale Families and Community Members,

    On behalf of the Willow Dale students and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.  It is an honor to serve as the Principal at Willow Dale Elementary School since 2017. This year marks my eighth year working in the Centennial School District. 

    Prior to dedicating my vocation to education, I worked in the healthcare and management fields. I attended Drexel University, where I received teacher certification in Secondary General Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Biology, a Master of Science degree in The Science of Instruction, and Educational Leadership certification. In 2019, I earned my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Gwynedd Mercy University.  

    My teaching career began in the Council Rock School District, where I served as a middle and high school teacher, Department Coordinator, and District Curriculum Coordinator.  Prior to being appointed as the Principal at Willow Dale Elementary School, I held the positions of Director of Teaching and Learning, Principal at Log College Middle School, and Assistant Principal at Klinger Middle School.   

    I am extremely fortunate to work with the wonderful students, parents, staff, and community in continuing to support and lead the excellent programs at Willow Dale Elementary School. By working together, we can assist our students in growing academically and attaining life-long success. Please know that I value your input and encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.



    Dr. Catherine A. Perkins  

      "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."