Principal's Message

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My name is Ryan Deveney and I am the principal here at Red Mill. I began my tenure in this position in the summer of 2019. My career in education dates back to 2011, when I started my career at East Pennsboro Area School District. While at EPASD, I served as a special education teacher until 2016. In the spring of 2016, I was fortunate enough to be named an elementary assistant principal here at West Shore SD. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to call West Shore and Red Mill home throughout that timespan! I have my Bachelors Degree and teaching certification in both Elementary and Special Education. Additionally, I have a Masters of Education and Principal Certification.  
Red Mill has always maintained a reputation for academic excellence and growth in all areas. We offer a variety of extra-curricular opportunities ranging from academic teams to after-school clubs. We have a VERY active and engaged PTO and school community as a whole. On a monthly basis, our PTO is typically providing some form of activity or event aimed at providing students and their families with fun and enjoyable experiences.

From the moment I accepted this role, I have remained steadfast in always trying to achieve a few important goals:  

  • Create a school atmosphere where students want to attend, a school community where families want to reside, and a climate where staff want to work.  
  • Similarly, we remain committed to providing students with inspiring and relevant experiences so that they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives.  
In addition to those core beliefs, I greatly value communication, visibility and engagement. Should you ever have a question or concern, I encourage you to reach out to our office team or myself. On a regular basis, I will be updating families on all of the day-to-day happenings here at Red Mill through Instagram & Twitter. On a monthly basis, I encourage you to be on the look-out for our monthly newsletters which are posted to this page and distributed through Email, Seesaw, Instagram and Twitter. I value relationships with our students, families, and community members and always strive to be a visible and engaging presence both here at Red Mill and in the community.  
When not at Red Mill, I can be found hanging with my wife Laura, my son Jack, and/or my Golden Retriever, Cash. If not with them, I am probably golfing, cheering on Penn State, the Orioles, the Steelers, or spending time with friends & family.  
It is my hope that you find this page informative and helpful—we hope to see you soon!  
Ryan P. Deveney
Principal, Red Mill Elementary School
T: 717.938.3778
My name is Kevin Scharlau and I am the assistant principal at Red Mill.  I have been in education since 2008, and began as an administrator in 2022. I taught kindergarten for 9 years, first grade for 3 years, third grade for a year and served as an Instructional Specialist for a year. I have my Bachelors in Elementary Education, a Masters in Literacy Education and completed my Educational Leadership coursework all at Penn State Harrisburg. I am the Co-director of the Capital Area Writing Project and am an adjunct professor both at Penn State Harrisburg. My beliefs in education center around Voice and Choice.I love teaching writing and bring enthusiasm to everything I do! 
I am a Red Land High School graduate. My wife and I got married in October 2021 and are expecting our first child in March 2023!  We have three cats, Nittany, Zoey and Nox. I am a HUGE Penn State Football fan!  We love Harry Potter, all types of board games and Escape Rooms. During the summer we love spending time at the lake, at my parent’s house.   
My goal is to ensure every student feels welcome at Red Mill. I will be engaged with an enthusiastic energy, bright smile and do everything to empower the students at Red Mill to be all they can be!   
Kevin J. Scharlau
Assistant Principal, Red Mill Elementary School
T: 717.938.3778

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