Dr. Amy Martell

Welcome to the Canton Area School District! It is my great honor and pleasure to be leading the faculty, students, families, and community members that comprise the Canton Area School District. The Canton Area School District currently serves 891 students in the boro of Canton, townships of Canton and LeRoy, in Bradford County; the townships of McIntyre and McNett, in Lycoming County; and the township of Union in Tioga County.

Our beautifully centralized campus consists of one elementary (K-6) and one high school (7-12). Our students continually strive for academic excellence and our families take a collaborative role with the district so our students can become active contributors in the local, national, and global community.

It is the goal of the Canton Area School District to actively involve all stakeholders in the educational process. Through collaboration, a commitment to education, and a willingness to be lifelong learners, the district believes that all students can strive for excellence in whatever career opportunities they may choose.

As we continue to achieve our academic excellence, we continue to keep a focus on our district mission to work cooperatively with the community and its resources to maximize student achievement. Please visit our website to stay informed about current district activities and information.

If I can be of assistance to you, feel free to call me at (570) 673-3191 or e-mail me at amartell@canton.k12.pa.us.

          The Canton Area School District's mission is to
Focus on Learning:  Every child, every day, "The Warrior Way!"

Canton Area School District residents receive an excellent return from their investment in public education.

The Warrior Way

Brandie Frye

Brandie Frye is Secretary to the Superintendent. Some of Brandie's responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining Personnel Files
  • Teacher Certification
  • Act 48 credit reporting
  • Continuing Education for Faculty

You can reach Brandie by phone at (570) 673-3191 or by email at bfrye@canton.k12.pa.us

Superintendents Performance Standards (Goals)

2022-2023 Superintendents Performance Standards (Goals)

    Goal 1: Organizational Leadership

    Standard 4: Management – An education leader promotes personalized student success by ensuring management of the resources for safe, efficient, and effective learning environments.

    Superintendent will develop and direct the work of the district staff toward reaching the district goals established in the Comprehensive Plan. The Superintendent and leadership team will continue to analyze assessment data, along with curriculum and instructional delivery methods, to continually improve academic achievement.

    Goal 2: Professional Growth

    Standard 2: Culture of Learning – An education leader promotes personalized student success by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conductive to student learning.

    Superintendent will ensure the implementation of a teacher and principal effectiveness evaluation system within the district that includes student achievement measures and aligned with State expectations.

    Goal 3: Family, Community, and Advocacy

    Standard 5: Family and Community – An education leader promotes personalized student success by collaborating, communicating, engaging, and empowering others inside and outside of the organization to pursue excellence in learning.

    Superintendent will continue to strengthen its relationships with the community, non-profit, post-secondary, and civic organizations in order to provide all students, families, and staff with a variety of educational and support programs.

    Goal 4: Human Resource Management

    Superintendent, in consultation with the board and administrative team, will maintain and update district policies.


    6/8/23 - Dr. Martell achieved a satisfactory rating from the Board of Education for the 2023-24 school year.


      The Future Ready PA Index is a collection of school progress measures related to school and student success. The Index includes a range of assessment, on-track, and readiness indicators, to more accurately report student learning, growth, and success in the classroom and beyond. Below you will find the Future Ready PA Index indicators for the Canton Elementary and Canton High School.

      Comprehensive / Strategic Planning

      In Pennsylvania, Chapter 4 of the Public School Code requires all school district’s to complete specific comprehensive plans for different parts of the school system.  The School Code also specifies the plan development process, required components, committee make-up, and timelines.  District’s are required to use a state created planning portal that creates uniform plans across the Commonwealth.
      The individual plans which together form the Comprehensive Plan are:

      • Professional Education Plan (Every 3 Years)
      • Special Education Plan (Every 3 Years)
      • Educator Induction Plan (Every 6 Years)
      • Student Services Plan (Every 6 Years)
      • Gifted Education Plan (Every 6 Years)
      Canton Area School District Comprehensive Plan

      The Board of Directors approved the 2024 – 2027 Future Ready Comprehensive Plan in December, 2023.  This plan represents the collective efforts of multiple stakeholder committee’s.  Collectively, the FRCPP is working to accomplish goals in three main areas:

      1. Transition mathematics assessments that evaluate student learning to the level of rigor comparable to the cognitive / performance level required by PA Standards. Focus on continuous improvement of mathematical thinking.
      2. Early Literacy transitioned to phonics-based / science of reading programs with rich content vocabulary to enable students to build reading skills through foundational knowledge building.
      3. English Language Arts - Writing across the curriculum grades 3-12.
        • Increase academic achievement school-widel through the use of Instructional Rounds

      For complete plans, follow the links below.

      2021-24 Comprehensive Plan - Board of Education approved 10/14/21
      2024-27 Comprehensive Plan -  Revised 2/13/24

      2021-24 Professional Development Plan - Act 48
      2024-27 Professional Development Plan - Act 48 - Board Approved 11/9/23

      2021-24 Student Services Plan - Chapter 12 
      2024-27 Student Services Assurances (Chapter 12) - Board Approved 11/9/23

      2021-24 Gifted Education Plan - Chapter 16
      2024-27  Gifted Plan Assurances - Chapter 16 - Board Approved  10/12/23

      2021-24 Academic Standards Plan - Chapter 4
      2024-27 Academic Standards and Assessment Requirements  (Chapter 4) - Board Approved  11/9/23

      2023-24 Flexible Instructional Days - Board Approved 5/11/23