Steven H. Godowsky

Steven H. Godowsky, Associate

  1. Ed. D, Temple University, Education
  2. M.Ed., Rowan University
  3. B.A. Rowan University

sgodow@udel.edu | 302-831-8642 | 302-831-3471

Steven earned his Doctorate in Education from Temple University, and his Masters and Bachelors degrees from Glassboro State College (Rowan University). He began his career as a special education teacher in the former Alfred I. duPont School District in Wilmington, then worked as a supervisor of exceptional children/special programs for the Delaware Department of Public Instruction (DOE) before joining New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District.

He was named superintendent of the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District in 2003 after serving three years as assistant superintendent for the school district. Prior to that, he was the principal of Hodgson Vo-Tech High School for 11 years and led the school through their first graduation in 1989. He also served as an assistant principal at Delcastle Technical High School for six years. During Godowsky’s tenure, the school district added a fourth high school, St. Georges Technical High School near Middletown, which opened in 2006 and held its first graduation ceremony in June 2011. The school district became a full partner in the Vision 2015 initiative to create a world class school system, established a Balanced Scorecard strategic planning process, and enhanced career and technical programs.

In addition, Steven served as president of the Delaware Chief School Officers Association in 2008, and was named Delaware Superintendent of the Year in 2010. During his term as Hodgson principal, Godowsky transitioned the school from a shared-time to a full-time comprehensive high school. The school achieved national recognition for their school wide participation in the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Senior Project: An Exhibition of Achievement. Redbook Magazine named Hodgson among America’s Best 100 Schools in 1996. Godowsky was Delaware’s Secondary School Principal of the Year in 1994-95, and was chosen by the Delaware Association of Education Office Professionals as the state’s School Administrator of the Year in 2001.

Steven retired in 2011 with 28 years of service to the school district and a total of 40 years as a Delaware educator.  He is presently a program associate for DASL, supporting the Development Coach and School Administratror Manager (SAMs) projects.  Steven also involved in the design and implementation of the Executive Leadership Seminar series, executive coach for superintendeds and the Executive Leadership Academy, a program for aspiring superintendents.