Superintendent’s Office

Southern Tioga School District Superintendent Sam Rotella (right) presented the overall 2017 Youth Leader of Tomorrow plaque to Mansfield senior Sam Finch.

Welcome to the Southern Tioga School District!

It is a privilege to serve as superintendent of the Southern Tioga School District.  Our district is committed to bringing out the best in each and every child and recognizes that strong schools are the foundation of a strong community.

Parental support is key to a child’s success in learning, we believe it is important to develop lines of communication between home and school throughout the year. This website, in addition to our Student-Parent Portal, social media (Twitter/Facebook) and other communication tools are valuable resources containing information on how parents can stay connected and informed with their child’s school and his/her individual academic progress.

Our district is about people, whether it is students or adults, and building strong relationships with one another. The data clearly shows that the most important thing affecting student achievement is the relationship between teacher and student. We need to have strong relationships across our entire system and within our community.

I look forward to working with all members of our school and community family as we continue to make strides in the education of our young people!

You are welcome to contact me by email:, or by phone at 570-404-1664. If you use social media, please follow me on Twitter @hurat_alex, the district @SouthernTiogaSD and on Facebook @SouthernTioga.

Sam A. Rotella Jr.

Superintendent of Schools

Learner Driven – Endless Possibilities


Gina Van Gorden, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

(570) 638-2183 Ext. 306