A Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! Research supports the importance of educators and parents working together in order to achieve student success. We are committed to providing excellence in our academic program, and our staff is eager and enthusiastic to help students be successful. My heartfelt goal for Carbondale Area students, and hopefully yours as well, is to establish a partnership between the parents, the teachers, and the school.
Each school year brings with it opportunities and possibilities to make a difference in the life of a child. We are excited, optimistic, and looking forward to making your child’s experiences at Carbondale Area School District a positive one.
My hope for the remainder of the school year is to keep the door open for our students to readily communicate their thoughts and concerns and to continue our dedicated service to the public. We look forward to working with you and your child to meet goals and achieve success.
As the superintendent, I am eager to contribute and enhance practices at Carbondale Area School District, and I am eagerly anticipating the year ahead. Please join me in supporting the District’s mission of “preparing all students to be active and productive citizens of a changing global community by fostering lifelong, self-directed learning, independent, and collaborative decision-making through critical thinking and self-awareness.” Together as one team, we will create pathways for students to grow and be successful.
With Charger Pride,

Holly W. Sayre

Superintendent of Schools

About Mrs. Sayre

Educational Background and Work Experience

Mrs. Sayre is an educator with over twenty years of experience in the field. She was the Principal of Red Land High School for 11.5 years and has 20 years of experience as an administrator including central office. Originally from Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Susquehanna University. She has served in the capacity of social studies teacher, field hockey coach, girls’ basketball coach, softball coach, and assistant principal at the middle school and high school levels. Mrs. Sayre continued her education at Shippensburg University where she received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, K-12 Principal Certification, and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility. She is enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral.  A Program through Shippensburg and Millersville Universities and is currently in the dissertation phase of the program.


Mrs. Sayre and her husband, Larry, are proud residents of Carbondale Area School District and share their life with their 7-year old golden retriever, Liberty.

Holly W. Sayre

Annual Performance and Objectives and Evaluation

Following each school year, the Superintendent of Schools shares her performance objectives and evaluation results with the community.
For the 2023-2024 school year, the performance objectives for Mrs. Sayre correspond with the three focus areas established for the year. During her evaluation, it was confirmed that Mrs. Sayre achieved successful progress towards all three performance objectives during the 2023-2024 school year.



Performance objectives for the 2023-2024 have been established and are listed below.


Superintendent Goals 2023-2024


Performance Target #1

Student Growth and Achievement

Superintendent will employ and implement consistent processes for district and school improvement/growth.


Performance Target #2

Data Culture

Superintendent will develop a data culture by providing a comprehensive approach which will reflect on new practices, norms, and routines to further support the comprehensive plan.


Performance Target #3

Communication and Community Relations                                                              

Superintendent will communicate effectively both internally with staff and the Board, as well as with the community, in order to articulate District goals and priorities, address local and broader issues impacting the District, and build understanding and awareness for District initiatives, programs, and short- and long-range plans.

District Advisory Council 

DAC (District Advisory Council) Meeting


Purpose: Provide a forum to share information, exchange ideas, and engage in meaningful dialogue with parents regarding District initiatives, programs, and services
Please submit topics for discussion to Faith Ann Farber at faith.farber@carbondalearea.org


Non-Purpose: This forum is not intended to be a forum to discuss personal/individual issues.


Location: High School Library
Time:  6:15 PM


Future Meeting Discussions Dates:

November 15, 2023
March 20, 2024
May 15, 2024


Following each meeting, a summary of topics discussed and information shared with the group will be made available to the community.
Click on the date below to review that meeting’s discussion.

Mrs. Holly Sayre

Superintendent of Schools

Ms. Faith Ann Farber

Superintendent Secretary

DAC (District Advisory Council) Meeting

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