Frank P. Galicki Honored as Outgoing PASSP President

(Harrisburg, PA)—Frank P. Galicki, principal of Dallas Senior High School in the Dallas School District, and outgoing president of the Pennsylvania Association of Secondary School Principals (PASSP), was honored by his peers and guests at the tenth annual state principals’ conference in Reading. Galicki was presented with a plaque and a ring for his exemplary service to the association as president during 2001-2002 at the annual banquet held at the Reading Sheraton Hotel on Monday evening, October 21, 2002.
Galicki currently serves PASSP as immediate past president, and has served as the chair of the Pennsylvania Associations of Elementary and Secondary School Principals’ Joint Management Committee. He is a former president-elect, president and immediate past president 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 for 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.
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.

For the past 12 years, Galicki has been a Eucharistic minister at the Ascension Roman Catholic Church in Mocanaqua, Pa. 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.

Galicki and his wife, Terry, a teacher in the Pleasant Valley School District, have three daughters: Dora Marie, a graduate of Penn State University is presently teaching elementary art in the Phoenixville School District; Tess, a junior at Penn State University and a social studies/secondary education major, plays the cymbals in the Blue Band; and Lena, a junior English/secondary education major, plays the mellowphone in the Bald Eagle Blue Band.

Sen. Robert J. Mellow, Democratic floor leader serving the 22nd senatorial district, was also honored with the Pennsylvania Associations of Elementary and Secondary School Principals’ (PA Principals Association) prestigious Educational Excellence Award during the banquet. Mark Mekilo, Sen. Mellow’s senior assistant counsel, was on hand to accept the award on the senator’s behalf. The honor is given annually to a citizen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who has made significant contributions to the attainment of education excellence in the state’s elementary and secondary schools. Sen. Mellow has demonstrated a sincere commitment to the quality of public education in the Commonwealth.

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.

From left to right:
Frank P. Galicki, principal of Dallas Sr. High School, was honored as the outgoing PASSP president (2001-2002) during the banquet at the PA Principals Association State Conference. Joseph Foriska, principal of Stevens Elementary School, was also honored at the banquet as the outgoing PAESP president (2001-2002).