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Meet Mr. Sawchuk

Erik Sawchuk

Pottsgrove School District is pleased to announce that Mr. Erik Sawchuk has been selected as the new Principal of Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School for the 2024-25 school year. Mr. Sawchuk served as the Assistant Principal at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary for one year. This is Mr. Sawchuk’s third promotion in the past three years which reflects both his capabilities as an administrator and also his commitment to the Pottsgrove Community. Prior to being Assistant Principal at Lower, Mr. Sawchuk worked at Pottsgrove Middle School as the Dean of Students for one year, and Lower Pottsgrove Elementary as an Instructional Support Team Specialist and a fifth-grade teacher. At both buildings, he played a big role in the implementation of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) which makes sure students are provided with the appropriate tools for academic and life-long success, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems (PBIS) which is a research-based framework for teaching and supporting positive behaviors for all students.

Since joining the Pottsgrove family in 2005, Mr. Sawchuk has been an integral part of our community. He expresses gratitude for the mentorship and guidance provided by colleagues and administrators, which have been instrumental in shaping him into the leader he is today. Reflecting on his journey, Mr. Sawchuk shared, "This school and community have been an integral part of my professional journey, and I am deeply committed to continuing the legacy of excellence that we have built together."

Education & Experience:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College
    • Master's in Educational Instruction from Gratz College
    • Certifications:
      • Principal K-12 from Point Park University
  • 18 in education:
    • One year as the Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School Assistant Principal
    • One year as the Dean of Students at Pottsgrove Middle School
    • Four years as an Instructional Support Team Specialist at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School
    • 12 years as a teacher at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School