• Superintendent's Office

    A Message from the Superintendent

    Dr. George W. Ioannidis

    Portrait picture of Dr. George IoannidisOne of my favorite business writers is Peter Drucker.  In one of his essays, he noted that “...successful careers are not planned.  They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values.  Knowing where one belongs can transform an ordinary person – hard-working and competent but otherwise mediocre – into an outstanding performer.”  

    Here in Spring Grove Area School District, we strive every day to work with our students and with one another to transform each of us into an outstanding performer and prepare each other for the many opportunities the future holds.  We engage in partnership with our families, businesses, and community organizations to challenge our students to attain their full potential. We celebrate our diverse backgrounds that bring varying perspectives and talents into our classrooms. 

    We do this by embracing the concept of Learning Without Limits for all and applying its four tenants in all that we do:

    • Our students will learn to solve complex problems, not just in the classroom, but in their lives after they leave Spring Grove.

    • We will enhance these problem-solving skills by connecting our students with others, whether they are their peers or an advisor who will guide them through their challenge.

    • Furthermore, our students will engage in rigorous learning activities and understand the complexities of the world around us and how to become good, productive citizens.  

    • Lastly, our students will own their learning; we will inspire them to be their best and to enthusiastically engage in activities that are fun and educational.

    We are honored that the families in our community have entrusted us with the education and wellbeing of their children.  We are committed to meeting the expectations and the challenges before us as we prepare our students to become hard-working, confident, and respectful citizens of our great country.


  • Dr. George W. Ioannidis serves as Superintendent for the Spring Grove Area School District. He began his career with the District in 2009 serving as the Business Manager. He started his career in public school administration in 1993 at Donegal School District, taking his experience also to Manheim Central and Harrisburg School Districts. Prior to beginning his service in education, Dr. Ioannidis worked as an acquisition manager for the U.S. Department of the Navy in Washington, DC, and as a project manager for Ferranti International, a multi-national defense firm based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  

    In his professional work, Dr. Ioannidis has held a number of leadership positions. Dr. Ioannidis currently serves on the boards of directors of the Lincoln Benefit Trust, the Central Penn Business Group on Health, and Service Access and Management, Inc. He has served as the chapter president of the Lincoln Area School Business Officials and the Lancaster-Lebanon School Business Officials. Previously, he led the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau as the president of its board of directors. He is a frequent presenter at local, regional, and national conferences.

    Dr. Ioannidis earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Aerospace) degree from the University of Michigan and his Master of Business Administration degree from Lebanon Valley College. He has completed the Leadership Residency Program at Shippensburg University. Dr. Ioannidis is a Pennsylvania Certified School Business Administrator and a Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellow. In 2012, he completed the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar. In 2019, he earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership through a program offered jointly by Shippensburg and Millersville Universities.