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 master’s in School Administration from Western Maryland College and his doctorate 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 Superintendent performance indicators that will be used to evaluate Dr. Leichliter’s performance.
Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education
Phil Gale has served as Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education since July 1, 2019. He previously was principal of Penn Manor High School for 10 years and has served the district as a high school administrator since 2000. Prior to coming to Penn Manor, Dr. Gale taught Social Studies at Avon Grove School District, Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, Massachusetts, and Quincy Public Schools in Quincy, Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Elizabethtown College and his master’s in Educational Leadership from Millersville University. Dr. Gale also received a doctorate of education from Immaculata University. Phil and his wife, Jill, have two sons, Grant and Aaron.
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. 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 has served as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools for Penn Manor since 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 bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Millersville University and obtained a doctoral degree from Immaculata University. Dr. Egan and his wife, Pam, have two children, Gavin and Chace.
Director of Technology
Charlie Reisinger has served the Penn Manor School District as Director of Technology since 1999. In this role he leads district IT operations, data services, and instructional technology programs. Charlie speaks and writes about open source principles, digital privacy and security, and how the future of artificial intelligence challenges schools to rethink teaching and learning. A Penn Manor graduate, Mr. Reisinger received a B.A. in Psychology from Millersville University, and an M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from Philadelphia University. His first book, The Open Schoolhouse, chronicles Penn Manor’s internationally recognized and award-winning laptop learning program and unique student apprenticeship program. Learn more about PM technology.
Director of Student Services
Theresa Kreider is the Director of Student Support Services. She returned to Penn Manor after serving as Director of Student Support Services for 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 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.