Our Principal

Principal Gaffin

Dear Widener Family,
I am truly honored to assume the role as Principal of The Widener Memorial School. For the past 28 years, I have served The School District of Philadelphia as a Teacher, Facilitator and Assistant Principal. Serving as Principal, I pledge to continue the long – standing commitment and dedication of The Widener Memorial School that was established over 111 years ago. The rich history and culture of the school supports the on-going vision and mission of providing each student with a rigorous academic program. My expectations are always high! I believe that children can succeed to their fullest potential given the resources they need to support their learning. As the Principal, I will work to assure Widener has all of the resources necessary to meet those expectations. Furthermore, my door is always open! Please do not hesitate to contact the school for any reason. I value your partnership and continued support.I look forward to the challenges ahead and to meeting you all in the very near future.


Mr. Harris R. Gaffin