Superintendent’s Office

Educating and Empowering all learners to shape the 21st Century

Our vision is for students to excel to their full potential, for staff to perform at the highest level by engaging all students with rigorous, inspiring, and relevant instruction, and for the community to value students for their high level of competency and success.

We believe all Dover Eagles will demonstrate 
Perseverance, Respect, Ownership, Unity and Dedication.

Every Student, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!

Dover Area School District works diligently to bring our mission and vision to life by aligning our programs, curriculum, instruction, and services in order to challenge and support each student. DASD faculty and staff members strive to partner with our families and community organizations to meet the needs – academic, emotional, physical, and social - of the whole child. Dover offers a variety of academic, athletic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs to provide a first-class K-12 public education to our students.

In September of 2020, we opened our brand new, state-of-the-art high school. This building is specifically designed to cultivate the 21st Century skills that students need to thrive today and in their futures: collaboration, critical thinking, digital literacy, and problem solving. In addition, the former high school has been renovated and is now our middle school, which houses students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. 

I am full of optimism for the future of DASD. My goal is to honor and build upon the effective practices already in place in Dover with of culture of growth, a culture of excellence, and a culture of well-rounded, rigorous curriculum and instruction that prepares our students for careers and college – their futures. 

We invite you to explore our website and attend the various district events to experience all of the great things happening in Dover!

Kelly K. Cartwright, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Dr. Cartwright's 2021-2022 evaluation was completed on September 27, 2022, and she met the objective performance standards in her contract.

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Nondiscrimination Policy and Statement The Dover Area School District is an equal opportunity institution.  It will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in the treatment of individuals, or any aspect of its operations, including its employment practices, as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district's activities and programs. The district offers CTE programs in Business, STEM, Visual Communications, and Agriculture. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedure, contact Dr. Troy Wiesting, Title IX Coordinator, [email protected] or 717-292-8066. For information regarding Section 504, contact Mrs. Katherine Guyer, Director of Exceptional Children, [email protected], or 717-292-3671.