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Principal's Corner


Dear Parents and Guardians:


Happy Summer! I do hope that everyone is doing well and is resting up for the next school year!  We are working hard to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. 


We are excited to welcome two new faces to the elementary faculty: Miss Amanda Lucas and Miss Kaitlyn Deptola.  Miss Lucas is a new third grade teacher and a proud alumni of Penns Manor Area School District.  Miss Deptola will be teaching fifth grade ELA, and is excited to get the year started.  Please join me in welcoming them to our Penns Manor family.  


I am excited to announce that we are adding a new special to the fourth and fifth grade rotations for the upcoming school year.  Dr. Shellenbarger and Mr. Shearer will be teaming up to offer our students STEM.  This is supported through Governor Wolf's commitment to computer science and through the PASmart grant in which we received a $35,000 grant.  In addition to the STEM special, we are increasing the opportunities for all students to gain hands on experience in STEM.  Students will explore computer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  More importantly, they will gain problem-solving skills, thinking strategies, and creativity.  We are preparing students for a future that doesn't exist yet! 




Kristen Zeglen

Elementary Principal


"We Believe That All Children Can Learn"