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Dr. Melissa Mealy named principal of Eshleman Elementary

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Mealy, who has been named principal of Eshleman Elementary School by the Penn Manor Board of School Directors.

She replaces Dr. Krista Cox, who was recently appointed Penn Manor’s assistant superintendent for secondary education.

“I could not be more excited to join the team at Eshleman,” Dr. Mealy said. “Having visited the school in the past, I believe the positivity in the building is contagious, and I am committed to doing my part to make Eshleman an even greater place.”

Dr. Mealy has served since 2018 as assistant principal at Hambright Elementary School. She previously was the district’s K-12 English Language Arts Supervisor and began her career at Penn Manor in 2006 as a high school English teacher.

A native of Cresswell, Dr. Mealy attended Penn Manor schools and has been active in local  youth sports, serving as a coach and board member with the Penn Manor Soccer Club and as a youth basketball coach.

She received her bachelor’s degree in secondary English education and her master’s in educational leadership from Millersville University. Dr. Mealy earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership from Immaculata University in 2016.

Penn Manor superintendent Dr. Phil Gale said, “I’ve had the privilege of knowing Dr. Mealy as a student, serving as her principal when she was a teacher, and working closely with her during my time as both high school principal and assistant superintendent in Penn Manor.”

“I have full confidence in Dr. Mealy and know that she will do an outstanding job in this position,” he said.

Dr. Mealy plans to introduce herself to the students and parents at Eshleman in the coming weeks. 

She and her husband, Todd, live in Penn Manor. Their son will be a second-grader and their daughter will enter kindergarten this fall at Central Manor Elementary School.

We wish Dr. Mealy all the best in her new role!