Message from Mrs. Brown, Principal
Dear current Ferderbar families and those new to our school:
My name is Judy Brown and I am the Principal of Joseph Ferderbar. I have been honored to serve as principal for the past ten years. Prior to my tenure at Joseph Ferderbar I was the Assistant Principal of Poquessing Middle School. Before that I spent many years teaching special education at Oliver Heckman Elementary School.
If you are new to the Joseph Ferderbar family, you just entered into a very special school. Joseph Ferderbar is a close-knit educational community that promotes the academic and social development of all students in a safe, friendly environment. We demonstrate our Panther Pride daily : Being Safe, Being Respectful, Being Responsible.
Our dedicated staff at Joseph Ferderbar serves approximately 450 students in grades K-4. In addition to the core curriculum, the school offers gifted and learning support services, reading support (including Schoolwide Title I), speech and language support, hearing itinerant services, guidance, instructional support services(ESAP), and occupational and physical therapy. Joseph Ferderbar students experience daily instruction in one of these specialty areas: art, music, physical education, library, and technology.
Parents/Guardians are always welcome at our school. We view our parents/guardians as equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences. Further, we encourage you to become active participants in school programs and classroom activities. Parents who help regularly and routinely in the school will need to obtain the necessary clearances (see ‘clearances’ tab on the Neshaminy School District website-www.neshaminy.org). There are many ways to support your child, such as volunteering to help in the classroom, volunteering for the Home and School or attending one of our many school programs. We certainly understand many of you lead busy lives, and it is often difficult to volunteer at school. Just as important as volunteering is a nightly routine of reading to your child, talking about their day, and getting them prepared for the next day of school.
I am thrilled to be part of such an outstanding team! We invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have a suggestion, concern, or just a "good story" to share! I look forward to working with you and your children!
I am honored to be the principal at Joseph Ferderbar.
Mrs. Judy Brown