Principal

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Hello Husky Fans!
Thank you for visiting our website and for clicking on the Principal’s link. Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Louis E. Dieruff High School! A new school year offers a fresh start for every student, and we are honored to serve our student as they work towards lifetime goals – beginning with attaining the incredibly valued high school diploma.
Along with helping our students reach this important, initial step into adulthood, we at Dieruff work to also enhance our students’ social and emotional skills, such as effectively communicating, developing positive relationships, and encouraging service to our school, to our families, and to our community. These skills are preempted with exhibiting respect and thoughtfulness.In light of events happening in our country and in our world, the staff at Dieruff High School believe strongly in promoting kindness, even during difficult interactions. Even one small act of kindness can start to change attitudes and resolutions.Therefore, we are proud to share our 2016-2017 school theme: Kindness matters. Rise above.
In our work and communication with our students and families this year, we will prioritize kindness. Effective dialogue and problem-solving begins with wholesome intentions, so let’s begin and all serve as role-models for others, especially during challenging circumstances. Yes, we are all human and sometimes we all might let emotions get the best of us; therefore, let’s all step in when necessary and remind one another of the importance of kindness and patience when communicating and problem-solving. We can all RISE ABOVE at any given time and choose to exhibit compassion. Positive communication is the first step towards change, and we know that learning is always enhanced in a supportive and nurturing environment. We want Dieruff High School to serve as a model for a warm, inviting, and helpful culture. Please help us complete this mission as we prepare our students for their futures.
Thus, please join us in our goals to help and support one another in prioritizing kindness in our words and in our actions; let’s all serve as a change-agent for our Allentown community! I wish our students a successful and rewarding school year. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or have a question. We look forward to our work together.
With gratitude and Husky Pride,
Mrs. Bocian

Susan Bocian, Principal of Dieruff High School

Experience:
  • Principal of Dieruff 2010-present
  • Assistant Principal of Dieruff High School 2007-2010
  • Assistant Principal of William Allen High School 2005-2007
  • Administrative Intern at Dieruff High School 2004-2005
  • English Teacher/Department Chair at Dieruff High School 1997-2005
  • Master Scheduler at Dieruff High School 2004-2005
  • English Teacher at Harrison-Morton Middle School 1984-1997
Education:
  • Principal’s Certification April 2005
  • Masters of Education, Reading, Lehigh University, 1988
  • B. S., Secondary Education, Penn State University, 1983