Photos of TJ Bechtel and Stephanie Herrmann with the Penn Manor logo.

Penn Manor adds key members to its administration

Penn Manor has added two key members to its administrative team for the 2023-2024 school year.

Thomas “TJ” Bechtel has been named assistant principal of Penn Manor High School, replacing Doug Eby, who is the school’s new principal.

Stephanie Hermann has been appointed assistant director of student support services, a new position.

TJ has worked since 2017 as a social studies teacher at Penn Manor High School. A 2016 graduate of Millersville University, he earned his master’s degree in educational leadership and his principal certificate in May 2021 from MU.

He previously served as Penn Manor’s assistant baseball coach.

TJ and his wife, Hannah, live in Hershey. They are expecting a daughter in October.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to continue to serve the Penn Manor community as a member of the high school administrative team,” TJ said. ”From the first day of my student teaching experience, I recognized that Penn Manor was a special place where I wanted to be for a long time.” 

Stephanie Herrmann began working at Penn Manor in 2012 and has served as a special education teacher and special education consultant in several schools throughout the district.

Steph is a 2011 graduate of Millersville University, where she majored in elementary education and special education. She earned her master’s degree in special education from Edinboro University in 2016 and her special education supervisory certificate from Slippery Rock University in 2023.

She and her husband, Dan, live in Lititz with their two sons and are expecting their third child in January.

“I am thrilled about this new opportunity to serve the students, families, and staff in the Penn Manor community,” she said. “I look forward to making a positive impact on the education of all students throughout our district.”

Congratulations to Steph and TJ!

TJ Bechtel
TJ Bechtel
Stephanie Herrmann
Stephanie Herrmann