Dr. Michael Christian
Just the fifth superintendent in the last 40 years, Dr. Michael Christian leads the Colonial School District by encouraging a "Culture of Excellence," where all decision-making begins with looking at how it will impact the students and the educational program. His goals for Colonial include providing a safe and caring environment for children, encouraging student achievement that focuses on the "whole child" and looking for efficiencies in how the District manages its systems.
"The Colonial School District is a premiere school district in the region and throughout the state," said Dr. Christian. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to work with the Board of School Directors to continue their good work as well as build upon the strong foundation that [the administration has] worked so diligently to create."
Prior to Colonial, Dr. Christian served as the superintendent of schools in the Owen J. Roberts School District in Chester County and the Garnet Valley School District in Glen Mills, Pa. He has additional administrative experience as an assistant superintendent and middle school principal during his thirteen years at Garnet Valley. Dr. Christian is a life-long resident of Montgomery County. He began his educational career in the Methacton School District teaching high school English.
Dr. Christian earned a master's in education from Arcadia University, principal certification from Penn State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Wilmington University.
The Colonial School District welcomed Dr. Michael Christian as Superintendent of Schools in August 2017.