District Leadership Team
Superintendent of Schools
Mike Leichliter was named Superintendent of Schools for the Penn Manor School District July 1, 2009. He joined the Penn Manor staff in August 1997 as an assistant principal at Penn Manor High School. He served as principal at Manor Middle School from 2000 until July 2006, when he assumed the position of Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Planning. He was a social studies teacher for the York City School District from 1991-1997. Dr. Leichliter earned his Bachelor’s degree from Grove City College, a Masters in School Administration from Western Maryland College and his Ed.D. from Widener University. Dr. Leichliter and his wife, Mary Edith, have three children Noah, Maura and Sydney. Follow Dr. Leichliter on Twitter: @mleichliter.
Here are the performance indicators that will be used to evaluate Dr. Leichliter’s performance.
Cheryl Shaffer joined Penn Manor School District on July 1, 2012 as Assistant Superintendent. She previously served in the School District of the City of York as an elementary and middle school teacher, school administrator, Director of Students, School and Community Services and Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education. Educational degrees she has earned include a Bachelor’s Degree at York College of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Curriculum from Western Maryland College, an Administrative Certification from McDaniel College, a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Shippensburg University and an Educational Doctorate in Leadership and Educational Management from Drexel University. Dr. Shaffer and her husband, Les, reside in York.
Chris Johnston serves the Penn Manor School District as the Business Manager. The Business Manager is in charge of all the business, financial, and budget matters of the district. He is also responsible for directing services that support the instructional program. These services include management and effective utilization of fiscal, personnel, material, and physical resources. Mr. Johnston has been with Penn Manor School District since 1996 serving first as Accountant and then as Assistant Business Manager. Mr. Johnston earned a Bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University and a Certificate of Achievement in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College. He lives in West Lampeter Township with his wife, Trish, and sons, Michael and Sam.
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
Jerry Egan was named Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools for the Penn Manor School District on July 1, 2015. He joined the Penn Manor staff in 1999 as a learning support teacher at LeTort and Martic Elementary Schools. In 2000, he was a learning support teacher at Manor Middle School. In 2004, he served as assistant principal at Manor and Marticville Middle Schools. He became principal at Hambright Elementary from 2006 to 2015. Dr. Egan earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Millersville University and obtained Doctoral degree from Immaculata University. Dr. Egan and his wife, Pam, have two children, Gavin and Chace.
Charlie Reisinger has served as the district Technology Director since 1999. He manages technology infrastructure and operations, instructional technology initiatives, the district 1:1 student laptop program, and IT staff. A Penn Manor graduate, he received a B.A. in Psychology from Millersville University, and an M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from Philadelphia University. Charlie is an advocate and frequent speaker on open source principles in education and a contributor to the opensource.com online community. Learn more about PM technology.
Director of Student Services
Theresa Kreider is the Director of Student Support Services. She recently returned to Penn Manor after serving as Director of Student Support Services in the Ephrata Area School District. Dr. Kreider taught at IU 13 from 1989-1999. She originally joined the Penn Manor team in 1999 as a learning support teacher at Manor Middle School. In addition, she served as the Assistant Director of Student Services from 2004-2006. Dr. Kreider earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Millersville University, a master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from Penn State University and recently completed an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Widener University. She and her husband, Larrie, live in Manor Township.
High School Principal
Philip Gale is the Principal of Penn Manor High School. He has served the district as a high school administrator since 2000 taking over the top post in July 2009. Prior to coming to Penn Manor, Mr. Gale taught Social Studies at Avon Grove School District, Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, Massachusetts, and Quincy Public Schools in Quincy, Massachusetts. Mr. Gale earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Elizabethtown College and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Millersville University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education from Immaculata University. Mr. Gale and his wife, Jill, have two sons, Grant and Aaron.
Manor Middle School Principal
Dana Edwards is the Principal of Manor Middle School. He joined the Penn Manor School District in August 2002 as the Assistant Principal at Manor Middle School. Mr. Edwards served as a Health and Physical Education teacher and an athletic trainer for the Pequea Valley School District from 1993-2002. He earned two Bachelor’s degrees from Lock Haven University, a Masters in Education from Millersville University, and an Administration Certificate from Penn State University. Mr. Edwards and his wife, Amy, have three sons.
Marticville Middle School Principal
Christine Smith is the Principal of Marticville Middle School. Ms. Santaniello joined Penn Manor in 2005 as a middle school special education teacher. From 2009 to 2011 she served as assistant principal/academic support teacher at Marticville Middle School. She served as principal of Pequea Elementary from August 2011 to December 2012.
Ann Letort Principal
Carly McPherson is the Principal of Ann Letort Elementary. Previously she was the principal at Martic Elementry and Dean of Students and academic support teacher at Marticville Middle School. She has taught fourth and fifth grade for the district as well as served as the academic support teacher for Pequea Elementary for four years. Mrs. McPherson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from the University of Pittsburgh, her Masters from Millersville University and her Educational Administration degree from Penn State University. She and her husband, Eddie, live in Mount Joy with their daughter, Emma, and son, Ean.
Central Manor Principal
Brian Malek is the principal of Central Manor Elementary School. Mr. Malek started his career in the Penn Manor School District in 1999 as a fifth-grade teacher at Central Manor. After 12 years teaching fifth grade, he became the assistant principal at Central Manor, a position he held for three years. Mr. Malek graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Several years later he obtained his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University. Brian and his wife, Jennifer, live in East Hempfield with their daughter, Addison, and son, Parker.
Tamara Baker is the Principal of Conestoga Elementary. She joined the Penn Manor team in 1999 as the counselor at Hambright Elementary. She also served as Acting Principal at both Hambright and Letort Elementary. Mrs. Baker earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University as well as her Master’s degrees in Counseling Education and Educational Leadership. She and her husband, Rick, have three children and currently live in Strasburg.
Eric Howe is the Principal of Hambright Elementary. He previously was an assistant principal at Penn Manor High School. Mr. Howe earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Millersville University, his Master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State University and his Principal Certification from Alvernia University. He joined the Penn Manor team in 2002 as a high school social studies teacher. Prior to becoming an educator, he served in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Howe and his wife, Adrienne, have two children, Alexis and Eric Jr.
Jennifer Sugra is the Principal of Martic Elementary School. From 1994 to 2000 Mrs. Sugra was a fifth-grade teacher in the district. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University, her Masters from Millersville University and her Educational Administration degree from Penn State University. Mrs. Sugra is a 1989 Penn Manor graduate. She and her husband, Chris, live in Millersville with their daughters, Anna, Lily and Maya.
Shirley Murray is the Principal of Pequea Elementary School. Mrs. Murray received her bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Masters degree in Education Leadership from Millersville University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate through Millersville University. In 2001, Mrs. Murray began her career as a special-education teacher for Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. After several years in that position, she became a special-education consultant for the School District of Lancaster. Prior to arriving at Penn Manor, she was an assistant principal in Manheim Central School District. Most recently, Mrs. Murray served as principal at Ann Letort Elementary School from August 2009 to December 2012. She and her family live in Lancaster.
Krista Cox is the Principal of Eshleman Elementary School. Mrs. Cox was previously an Assistant Principal at Penn Manor High School. She earned her Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from Millersville University, as well as Reading Specialist and Supervisory Certificates. Mrs. Cox earned her Educational Administration Certification from Penn State University and her doctorate at Immaculata University. A 1990 Penn Manor graduate, Mrs. Cox lives in the district with her husband, Matt, and children, Madison, AJ, Olivia and Rob — a 2012 Penn Manor graduate.
K-12 Math Supervisor
Kathy Grenier is the K-12 Math Supervisor for the district. She served as a high school math teacher for 21 years prior to her role as Math Supervisor in 2013. Mrs. Grenier earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education Mathematics from Temple University, her Masters of Education from Millersville University and her Supervisory Certificate from Millersville University. She lives with her three children (Taylor, Morgan, and Austin) in Willow Street.
K-12 Language Arts Supervisor
Melissa Mealy is the K-12 Language Arts Supervisor. Prior to serving in this role, she was a high school English teacher in the district. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education English and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Millersville University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Immaculata University. Mrs. Mealy and her husband, Todd, currently live in Millersville with their son, Carter.