Principal's Message

Mr. Matthew Wensel, Principal

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Hello, Fishing Creek Families!

My name is Matt Wensel and I am the new principal at Fishing Creek Elementary School. Prior to coming to Fishing Creek, I served as the Assistant Principal at Red Mill Elementary School since April of 2020.  I previously taught elementary music for 13 years in the Conewago Valley School District in New Oxford, PA.  

Many of the students might already be familiar with my name and face.  At the end of the school year, I was able to spend some time at Fishing Creek to meet the staff and students. This summer, I’ll be getting to know our building, our school community, and the unique needs of our students.  

I believe deeply in our district’s vision of providing students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives.  My responsibility as principal is to ensure that all of our students find success both academically and socially.  Maintaining a strong home and school partnership with families is important to that success!

I strive to be a visible presence in the building and in the community while putting positive and collaborative relationships at the forefront of all I do.  I am committed to establishing and maintaining a safe, equitable, and welcoming learning environment for all.  I share my passion for learning in many unique ways and find many opportunities to celebrate success with our students, staff, and families! 

I believe frequent communication throughout the school year is very important. I intend to send out a monthly newsletter sharing important dates and information from the building.  I’ll also be utilizing our school’s Twitter account to highlight what is going on at school, so be sure to follow us on Twitter @FCSharks1 if you are not already. In addition, stay tuned for communication from the school office this summer outlining important information for the beginning of the school year.


Summer break is a much-needed time for students to relax and for families to share enriching experiences together.  I wish you and your family a fun and safe summer break! I am extremely honored to be the next Principal of Fishing Creek Elementary, and I am excited to start the 2022-2023 school year!   



Matthew L. Wensel


Fishing Creek Elementary School 

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