Meet the new Superintendent at the Johnsonburg Area School District!
Hello. My name is Karen Haberberger and this will be my 29th year in pubic education. All have been in the state of Pennsylvania, except for my very first year of teaching, which was in Mississippi. I am from Kane and graduated from the Kane Area School District. I have earned my degrees at a variety of universities. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Bowie State University in Maryland. Next, I earned my Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. I have also earned post-graduate certificates from Shippensburg University in administration and special education. As a believer in life-long learning, I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Educational Administration through Drexel University.
The majority of my teaching career was spent in South Central Pennsylvania in York County. Seven years ago, I decided to move home and was an Assistant Principal in St. Marys for two years and have currently served the Johnsonburg Area as the Supervisor of Special Education for the past five years.
I believe that with supports all students can succeed and that is why I will continue to promote the Mission of the Johnsonburg Area School District, “Expect, Encourage, and Enable students to excel at school and live as responsible, productive citizens”. I have seen many changes throughout my career, and firmly believe that change promotes growth. I am looking forward to serving the Johnsonburg Area School District as Superintendent and will strive to be a change-agent, all for the greater good for our students and our community.
Interesting facts about me: my dad, Charles Gerald (Jerry) Haberberger, graduated from Johnsonburg with the class of 1960. My grandfather, Charles Haberberger, was the lone person that perished in the Johnsonburg flood in July of 1942.
Linked Below are the Activities Guidance and the Health and Safety Plan for the 20-21 School Year.
-- Activities Guidance
-- Health and Safety Plan
-- Attestation Ensuring Implementation of Mitigation Efforts
Please refer to our COVID-19 tab for updates.
The Asbestos Management Plan of the school district is available for review by any parent, teacher, employee or organization using our school facilities.
District Mission Statement:
Expect, Encourage, and Enable
Our mission is to expect, encourage, and enable students to excel at school and live as responsible, productive citizens.
Johnsonburg Area School District prepares students for adult life by attending to their intellectual and development needs and challenging them to achieve at the highest level possible in order to become life-long learners.
Together with parents, families and community institutions, Johnsonburg Area School District provides opportunities for students to:
PSSA PARENT INFORMATION
News from the Nurse:
I would like to inform you of a change in the health services that may be provided to your child during the school day. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act 195 of 2014 allows a school entity to authorize a trained school employee to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a student that the employee in good faith believes to be having an anaphylactic reaction.
This emergency medication is used to counteract anaphylaxis which is a rapid, severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms may include hives, throat tightness, wheezing, inability to breathe, and even death. Common allergens that can cause a reaction include food, bee sting venom, medications and latex. A life-threatening reaction can occur within minutes or hours after exposure to an allergen. The treatment is prompt administration of epinephrine and transport by EMS to the nearest hospital ED.
Per Pa. law, emergency epinephrine may be administered to: students who have a known history of severe life-threatening allergies and have a prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector, and also to students who have their first life-threatening allergic reaction to an unknown or undiagnosed allergy while at school.
A nurse working in the school building or a trained, unlicensed school employee may administer the
Through a program provided by Mylan pharmaceuticals, our district has been provided with Epi-Pen auto injectors for this use. (Any student with a diagnosed allergy and a prescription for epinephrine must continue to provide their own supply of epinephrine ).
Per Pa. law also, parents have the right to exempt their student from administration of epinephrine in this life saving situation. In order to request this exemption, contact the school nurse to make an appointment to discuss this decision, and to review and sign the opt-out form.
Ms. Keirsten Counts, BSN, RN 814-965-2577 ext 2700
Mrs. Zimmerman, RN 814-965-2556 ext 1700
Parent Request to Preview Test Protocol