Award Year: 2019

Ann Letort Elementary School

561 Letort Road
Washington Boro, PA, 17582-9619

(717) 872-9530

Mrs. Carly McPherson, Principal at time of Nomination

Penn Manor School District

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Letort develops a love of learning while embracing unique talents in a safe, challenging, respectful and supportive community emphasizing leadership, excellence, trustworthiness, optimism, responsibility, and teamwork.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
The first annual Ann Letort Vocabulary Parade

The first annual Ann Letort Vocabulary Parade

Ann Letort Elementary is a small, close-knit community school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with 315 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff is dedicated to creating a safe and challenging environment in which students can grow socially, emotionally, and academically. This welcoming community is the result of strong communication and collaboration between staff, students, and parents with the same goal in mind--meeting the needs of all students. Together, we want all Letort students to reach their fullest potential.

Letort acknowledges the need to nurture the development of our students to become well-rounded community members and has always promoted positive character traits in our students. The focus is on leadership, overall excellence, trustworthiness, optimism, responsibility and teamwork. As an example, our intermediate students partner with younger "buddies" to help with spelling words, math facts, and reading skills. Our students also have opportunities to organize and participate in charitable events. Last year, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was selected by our students because a sixth-grader was a resident receiving cancer treatment. Her peers felt strongly that they needed to support the organization and raised over $1,000 through our fall classroom door-decorating contest. Letort seeks to provide opportunities such as these for our students to reach beyond themselves and to help others.

It is evident each day how individuals at Letort and throughout the community are vested in the education of every student. Ann Letort Elementary School truly personifies how it takes a village to raise a child!