Pennsylvania Avenue School

Striving for Excellence Every Day in Every Way! STARS on the Horizon!

  • Principal's Message

    Ms. Gil Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Lina Gil and I am honored to introduce myself as the principal of Pennsylvania Avenue School (PAS).  I come to you with 21 years of experience as an educator.  I have worked as a teacher, vice principal, and principal, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate.  I am excited to begin working with our students and look forward to the work we will do together to ensure their success.  I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for our children while creating a safe learning environment where all students have a sense of belonging.  Here at the PAS, we believe high expectations yield academic achievement for all students!  Our focus will always be what is in the best interest of the children and the school community.

    Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to get to know our children, our families, our community, and the unique needs of our school.  I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interest of our children. This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

    I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to meeting all of you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

    Yours in Education,

    Ms. Lina Gil


    Vice Principal's Message

    EWoody Greetings, It is an extreme honor to serve as Vice Principal of Pennsylvania Avenue School. As a product of Atlantic City Public Schools, I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to serve my community.  My fifteen years of experience as a teacher in Atlantic City has helped prepare me for this new journey.  I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders, especially parents. 

    It is my belief that schools and communities must work together to ensure success for all students. As your vice principal, it is my goal to work with our dedicated staff and community members to help provide a safe, secure, and stable environment where children can grow both academically and socially.  A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children which will in turn positively impact student achievement. When parents are more involved in their child’s education, the child’s likelihood for academic success greatly increases.

    Communication is key and we cannot accomplish all that we need to without working together. I encourage you to visit our school website and Google classroom often as it contains important information that will keep you connected to your child’s learning experiences and our school. Together we can achieve more!

    Please feel free to email me with any questions and concerns you may have. I look forward to building a rewarding relationship with the families in our school.

    Educationally Yours,

    Mrs. Erica Woody, Vice Principal