Superintendent's Corner

Mr. Mark Pease

Mr. Mark Pease

856-783-6261 x801

A Greeting from the Superintendent…

Dear Cavaliers,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. Although this is not the type of school year we expected or hoped for, we are going to do our best to make this an exciting school year at Somerdale Park School. We are looking forward to September 8th, when students will return to school.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Somerdale Park School earned the distinction of “High Performing School District” from the NJ Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC). I am very proud of the hard work of our students, parents and amazing staff for achieving this accomplishment, which has not been achieved in several years. Also, in 2019-2020, Somerdale Park School's Girls Basketball team was crowned the Camden County Elementary League Basketball Champions. We are equally as proud of the success, awards, and positive recognitions at the local and state levels that many of our students have earned due to their academic achievements or through their participation in co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities. Our students' success, whether publicly recognized or personally celebrated, are a true testament to all of the great opportunities available for Somerdale Park students.

We will continue to build and establish positive relationships and connections with all our students and families. The focus on our school goals will continue to guide us through the changes in education we will face.

  • Student Centered Learning
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Equity and Access
  • Educational Competitiveness
  • Service

Somerdale Park School has taken several successful steps on the roads of Equity and Access and Social Emotional Learning. With our Diversity club, assemblies, guest speakers, trips and trainings for our students and staff we were able to lay the foundation on a more equitable school environment for everyone. Our journey is just beginning and we will continue to push even harder to eliminate Racial Injustice, Implicit Biases, and Gaps in Education and Opportunities.

As we travel through the 2020-2021 school year we are going to need a growth mindset and lots of grit to help us make this year successful. I am confident we will overcome any challenges that may come along the way. Thank you for your continued support, compassion and dedication to our greatest resource…our students. Please feel free to contact me at 856-783-6261, by email and follow our Twitter page @SomerdalePark.