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Superintendent's Message


August 21, 2018


Dear Tuscarora School District students, families, and residents;


I am honored to open the 2018-19 school year as the Acting Superintendent of the Tuscarora School District.  Thank you for visiting this website and for your interest in our school district.  I am anxious to embrace the opportunity to serve the students, families, and staff of our school district in a new role.  As you may be aware, I have been the James Buchanan High School Principal for the previous 13 years.  In addition, I am a proud alumnus of James Buchanan High School, the parent of two JBHS Alums, and have lived in the Tuscarora School District for more than 30 years of my life.


As I transition to this new role, I hope to bring stability to the position of TSD Superintendent so we can continue our journey toward increased student opportunity and achievement, enhanced school district culture, and improved professional collaboration on behalf of our students.  I also hope to actively promote and celebrate the many wonderful, positive things that happen in our schools each day.  I have continually said that “We have great kids” in our community and it is our shared responsibility to prepare them for the NEXT steps of their lives. 


I hope to be a “building-based” leader who regularly visits classrooms, helps with lunch duty, and attends extra and co-curricular events.  Ultimately, I want to support the efforts of our teachers, coaches, advisors, and staff members who provide valuable lessons in academics and in life. 


Thank you, in advance, for your support of our programs and kids.  Best wishes for a productive, happy, and positive school year!


Tuscarora Proud,


Rodney N. Benedick, M. Ed.

Acting Superintendent, Tuscarora School District