Susquehanna Township School District Superintendent Dr. Susan Kegerise said the district is not heading in a downward spiral.
Parents and former teachers gathered this week and voiced their concerns.
Many said the administration does not support current teachers and has shunned those who have expressed concerns about curriculums and teaching strategies.
Dr. Kegerise has been with the district since 2009. She said teachers are on development committees and their input is vital . Some critics have called the curriculum easy, but Kegerise said since her arrival, the administration has gotten rid of classes that don't challenge students.
Some residents said the district has lost quality teachers in the past three years, but Dr Kegerise said good teachers have been hired to replace those who have left.
"We don't just ask if you can teach the curriculum, but can you relate to the students," she said.
Kegerise said student safety, discipline and achievement will remain top priorities going forward.