Superintendent of Schools
Mike Leichliter was named Superintendent of Schools for the Penn Manor School District July 1, 2009. He joined the Penn Manor 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. Visit Dr. Leichliter’s Blog
Cheryl Shaffer joined Penn Manor School District on July 1, 2012 as Assistant Superintendent. Prior to this date, she 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 at 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.
Director of Elementary Education
Vickie Hallock is the Director of Elementary Education. Previously she was principal of Martic Elementary and Conestoga Elementary Schools. Mrs. Hallock earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a Masters degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University. She received her Principal’s Certification from Penn State University. Mrs. Hallock began her teaching career in 1979 at Steelton-Highspire School District as an elementary and middle school art teacher. In 1985 she came to the Penn Manor School District to teach art. She has also taught second grade at Central Manor Elementary, kindergarten and 3rd grade. She is married to Pat Hallock who is superintendent in the Pequea Valley School District and has two children, Patrick and Jenna.
Director of Information Technology
Charlie Reisinger is the Technology Director. He manages the district’s technology infrastructure and operations, instructional technology initiatives and IT staff. Since 1999, Mr. Reisinger and his team have launched numerous unique and award winning initiatives including: student Internet safety programs, online grade access for parents, the area’s first fully online High School Student News Magazine, Lancaster County’s longest continuous High School Commencement webcast, technology partnerships with Millersville University and wide-scale student computer building projects. Mr. Reisinger is a Penn Manor graduate, received a B.A. in Psychology from Millersville University and a M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from Philadelphia University, where he now teaches courses in computer networking and web technologies. Additionally, he serves on the advisory committee for Harrisburg University’s Learning Technologies Masters Program. Visit Charlie’s Technology Blog
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 the 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 masters degree in teaching and curriculum from Penn State University, and recently completed an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Widener University. She is very excited to return to Penn Manor. She and her husband, Larrie, reside 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 in the Avon Grove School District, Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, Massachusetts and the Quincy Public Schools in Quincy, Massachusetts. Mr. Gale earned his Bachelor’s of Science 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 Santaniello 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
Deb Holt is the Principal of Central Manor Elementary. Mrs. Holt started her career in the Penn Manor School District in 1976 as a first grade teacher at Conestoga Elementary. After twelve years, she moved to sixth grade at Central Manor Elementary. In 1992, she assumed the position of elementary principal. Mrs. Holt graduated from Shippensburg University with an Elementary Education and Library degree and from Temple University with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. She and her husband, Paul, have three children. Twins Meredith and Jonathan and son Nicholas all graduated from Penn Manor High School.
Tamara Baker is the Principal of Conestoga Elementary. She joined the Penn Manor team in 1999 as the counselor at Hambright Elementary. She has 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.
Jerry Egan is the Principal of Hambright Elementary. Previously he was the assistant principal at Marticville Middle School and Manor Middle School. Mr. Egan earned both a Bachelor’s degree and a Masters degree from Millersville University. He joined the Penn Manor team in 1999 as a learning support teacher. Mr. Egan taught at Martic and Letort Elementary Schools as well as Marticville Middle School. Mr. Egan and his wife, Pam, have two sons.
Michele Transue is acting principal at Martic Elementary School. Mrs. Transue joined the Penn Manor team in 2004 as a 3rd grade teacher at Letort Elementary School. She has also taught 4th and 5th grade at Letort.
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. In 2001, Mrs. Murray began her educational 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, Mrs. Murray was an assistant principal in the Manheim Central School District. She and her family currently reside in Strasburg. Most recently, Mrs. Murray served as principal at Ann Letort Elementary School from August 2009 to December 2012.
Jennifer Sugra is the Principal of Eshleman 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. She has studied at Widener University and is currently enrolled at Drexel University. Mrs. Sugra is a 1989 Penn Manor graduate. She and her husband Chris live in Millersville with their daughters Anna, Lily and Maya.
Krista Cox is the Acting Principal of Eshleman Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year. 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 a Reading Specialist and Supervisory Certificates. Mrs. Cox earned her Educational Administration Certification from Penn State University and is currently enrolled at Immaculata University. She is a 1990 Penn Manor graduate. Mrs. Cox lives in the district with her husband Matt and children Madison, AJ, Olivia, and Rob who is a 2012 Penn Manor graduate.