Michele M. Orner, Ed.D.

Ready to Discover and Achieve Our Best!


Welcome to the Halifax Area School District! I am honored to serve as the district’s Superintendent of Schools and thank the Halifax community for the warm welcome you have shown my family and me. My hope is that you will find this website as a way to learn about the many outstanding programs the district offers and the terrific students and staff who teach and learn in our schools every day.

It is apparent, as I begin my tenure as the “lead-learner,” the Halifax community is committed to providing its students with an education that facilitates college and career readiness. The district’s continued focus on the whole child means students are nurtured to become successful, productive citizens who are critical thinkers and who exhibit strong moral character. My priority is to ensure all children are given opportunities to realize their full potential; academically, technically, socially, and emotionally.

I strongly believe it takes “a village” to raise a child. To that end, children learn best when educators develop meaningful partnerships with parents, business, industry, and the community. I hope you will consider finding ways to become involved in your community’s school district. Attend our sporting events, enjoy our concerts, and find ways to support our students in the classroom. I appreciate your input and seek your participation in my 90-day entry plan, as I set out to learn more about what makes Halifax a great place to discover and achieve our best.

I welcome your visit to the district. Please feel free to contact me at 896-3416 extension 112 should you be interested in chatting with me.


                                                            Go Wildcats!

                                                            Michele M. Orner, Ed.D.

                                                            Superintendent of Schools


Last Modified on August 10, 2014