The Penn Manor school board has approved key administrative staff changes in the district office and at Penn Manor High School and Marticville Middle School.
High school principal Baron Jones will take over as principal at Marticville, replacing Chris Smith, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
Doug Eby, currently an assistant principal at the high school, will become Penn Manor High School principal.
Dee Galen has been named director of student support services for Penn Manor School District, replacing Peggy Anastasio, who recently left the district.
All three appointments take effect July 1.
Baron Jones has served as high school principal since 2019. He previously was principal of Conestoga Valley Middle School and was an assistant principal at Spring Grove Area High School.
He also taught secondary social studies for the School District of Lancaster.
Jones received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership/Principalship from Widener University’s Graduate School of Education and his teacher certification from Millersville University in 2005.
He lives in Millersville with his wife, Georgia, and their sons, Brayden and Quinten, who attend Penn Manor schools.
“The prospect of leading Marticville Middle School as its new principal is both humbling and exhilarating,” Jones said. “I am looking forward to working with everyone involved to create a dynamic, nurturing, and successful learning environment.
Doug Eby has been an assistant principal at Penn Manor High School since 2009. He previously was a middle school social studies teacher in Penn Manor.
He received his master’s degree in Leadership for Teaching and Learning and his principal’s certificate from Millersville University. He also received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from MU.
Eby and his wife, Jen, live in Landisville with their four sons, Conor, Brayden, Chase and Hudson.
“I am beyond excited for this new opportunity to serve the Penn Manor community,” he said. “I appreciate Penn Manor’s dedication to building relationships with students and the community and will continue to provide opportunities for our students that will prepare them for life after high school.”
Dee Galen is currently director of special education for Hempfield School District, a position she has held since 2010. She previously was coordinator of elementary special education and a learning support teacher at Hempfield.
Galen has a master’s degree in education from Millersville University and earned her special education supervisory certificate from MU in 2011. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from Millersville University.
She lives in Lancaster with her two children, Parker and Trevor.
“I am so excited to be joining the Penn Manor School District team,” Galen said. “Their commitment to building relationships with students, families, staff and the community was felt throughout my interview process.”
Congratulations and best wishes to all three of these staff members.