Frank Galicki to Lead Secondary Principals

(Harrisburg, PA)—Frank P. Galicki, principal of Dallas Senior High School in the Dallas School District, has been named president of the Pennsylvania Association of Secondary School Principals (PASSP) for 2001-2002.

Galicki currently serves PASSP as president-elect, and has served as a past president and chair of the Pennsylvania Associations of Elementary and Secondary School Principals’ Joint Management Committee. He is a former president and president-elect of PASSP as well as a member of the Conference Committee (1994-present) and the East I Regional Representative (1993-1997).

Galicki began his career in education as a social studies teacher at Northwest High School. He served as an assistant principal at Berwick and Dallas high schools. He has been principal at Dallas Senior High School since 1984.

In addition to being a member of PASSP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), he is a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

During Galicki’s tenure as PASSP president and past president, the Pennsylvania Principals’ Emergency Response Team (PERT) was created. A cadre of principals has been trained and is prepared and available to principals who need assistance in crisis management and natural disasters. He also assisted with the creation of the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Foundation (PELF), the foundation of the PA Principals Association. Frank will be making a presentation on PERT at the NASSP Convention in Atlanta in March 2002.

Galicki has been a PIAA official in basketball, baseball and football for the past 25 years. He has umpired professionally for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Red Barons and has officiated professional football in the Empire Football League for the past 12 years.

Additionally, Galicki is a eucharistic minister at the Ascension Roman Catholic Church in Mocanaqua, Pa., for the past 12 years. He also teaches fifth and sixth grade confirmation classes.

A graduate of Wilkes College, he holds a bachelor of arts in social studies/education. He also holds a master of science in secondary administration and a master of science in elementary administration from Scranton University. He received his superintendent’s letter of eligibility from Lehigh University.

PA Principals Association’s mission is to: Assist members in fulfilling their role as instructional leaders and effective managers who promote the best educational program for all students; give members an effective voice in the educational decision-making process at the local, state and national levels; and improve members’ working conditions so that their rights are protected, their job descriptions are reasonable, the importance of their instructional leadership role is recognized and their salaries and fringe benefits are equitable.