New Administrative Appointments for 2017-2018
Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,
have had a busy summer in the District and are eager to begin the
2017-2018 school year! In the last few months, in addition to welcoming
several new professional and support employees to our staff, we have
also become home to a few new administrative team members. I am pleased
to share the following appointments and introduce you to the newest
members of West Shore’s administrative team. Please join me in
Assistant Principal, Red Land High School
Edwards earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Secondary
Education from Messiah College and his Masters in Administration and
Leadership through California University of Pennsylvania.
graduation, Mr. Edwards began his career in the Grove City Area
School District where he taught Physical Science and Chemistry. While
teaching, Mr. Edwards also served as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at
Grove City College for seven years.
time with his wife and two sons is a priority. Mr. Edwards can often
be found with his family outside hiking, playing sports, or enjoying
local events. Mr. Edwards believes music is a necessity and the
Pittsburgh Penguins are the best NHL franchise. He is excited to be
joining the District and hopes to build relationships within the
community and at Red Land High School.
Assistant Principal, Red Mill Elementary
Flohr earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from
Shippensburg University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum &
Instruction with a Principal’s certificate from the Pennsylvania
State University. Prior to coming to Red Mill, Mr. Flohr taught first
and third grades for 11 years in the South Middleton School
not working, Mr. Flohr enjoys spending time with his family and
friends, being at church, traveling, and trying new things. On the
weekends, he can be found volunteering, watching soccer, or attending
a Penn State football game.
Flohr shared that he is looking forward to the opportunity to work
with the staff, students, and families at Red Mill Elementary and he
feels blessed to be here at West Shore!
Coordinator of Community Relations
Fourhman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from
Elizabethtown College. Since joining West Shore over 19 years ago,
Mrs. Fourhman has served as the District’s Graphic Artist, and most
recently, the Design and Digital Communications Specialist. Prior to
coming to the District, Mrs. Fourhman worked for The Arc of York County
in the Communications office.
Fourhman lives in the West Shore School District with her husband,
son, and spoiled cat. She enjoys spending time with her family,
teaching yoga, and planning her next visit to Disney World.
Fourhman is excited to continue her work as an ambassador for the
District on social media and is looking forward to her expanded role
in sharing student and staff achievements with the community. “As a
District employee and District parent there are so many reasons I am
Assistant Principal, New Cumberland Middle School
Gensler is originally from the Newville area and graduated from Big
Spring High School. He holds a Master’s Degree from Shippensburg
University in School Administration Principal K-12 and worked at
Cumberland Valley School District as an elementary art teacher for
six years before moving to Baltimore. In Baltimore, he served as the
lead art teacher, a behavior interventionist specialist, and team
leader of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
Gensler is a self-described energetic and determined leader. His
philosophy is a strong partnership between the school, parents, and
the surrounding community equates to student success. As a leader,
his mission is to make sure all stakeholders are equally engaged so
that students can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to
become mature, contributing citizens.
his free time, Mr. Gensler enjoys being with family and friends. His
hobbies include working out, golfing, riding motorcycles, watching
dirt track racing, snowboarding, and watching football…GO STEELERS!
Mr. Gensler shared that he is honored to be a member of the New
Cumberland community and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Principal, Allen Middle School
Granger earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology &
Elementary Education from Thiel College and his Masters in School
Administration from McDaniel College. Most recently he completed
Shippensburg University’s Educational Leadership Program to receive
his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility.
Granger began his career as a middle school teacher in the
Gettysburg Area School District and served as Assistant Middle School
principal with the Shippensburg Area School District prior to coming
to West Shore. For the last three years, Mr. Granger has served as
principal of Lower Allen and Rossmoyne Elementary Schools.
Granger is married with a son, daughter, dog, and cat. Spending time
with his family, exercising, and playing the guitar are all ways Mr.
Granger likes to spend his free time. Mr. Granger is excited to be
part of a school community where all students can learn and grow!
Director of Elementary Education
Harrison earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from
the Pennsylvania State University and his Masters of Education from
Wilkes University. Mr. Harrison is currently enrolled in the
Educational Leadership program at the Pennsylvania State University
and will be completing his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility by
the end of 2017.
Harrison has 27 years of experience in education. He began his
career as an elementary and middle school teacher, and worked next as
an assistant principal at the elementary level. Mr. Harrison served
as a building principal in the Midd-West School District before
joining West Shore in 2014 as the principal at Highland Elementary
School. Mr. Harrison believes every student deserves
a rigorous, personalized learning environment filled with caring
adults and a variety of experiences.
time with his wife and family, traveling, golfing, reading and
rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates are all activities Mr. Harrison
enjoys. His goal for his first year as Director of Elementary
Education is to maintain West Shore’s standard of excellence, work
collaboratively with all stakeholders in the West Shore community, and
continuously grow as an educator in a student-centered learning
Principal, New Cumberland Middle School
Herbert earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Sociology
& Anthropology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters of
Education in Teaching and Curriculum from the Pennsylvania State
University. Mrs. Herbert began her career in the Harrisburg School
District teaching kindergarten through eighth grade, taught eight
years at Cedar Cliff High School, and was an assistant principal at
Red Land High School for the previous three years.
Herbert became a U.S. citizen in 2003, but still loves all things
Canadian: hockey, beehive syrup, Swiss Chalet, and chocolate
Smarties! She enjoys traveling, swimming, soccer, hiking, and
spending time outdoors with her family.
Herbert, her husband, and four children reside in the West Shore
School District. Her commitment to New Cumberland and the District is
personal. Mrs. Herbert is looking forward to building relationships
with students, parents, and staff in the upcoming year and is
committed to creating a positive educational climate. A dedication
she promises to demonstrate through her future interactions. “I am
honored to be a member of the New Cumberland Middle School community -
You cannot hide that Tiger Pride!”
Supervisor of Transportation
Mr. Kok earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Instructor certification. Prior to joining the West Shore School District, Mr. Kok spent three years working for A.J. Myers and Sons, a bus company that provides student transportation to seven school districts in the Pittsburgh Region. At A.J. Myers and Sons, he was a bus driver, a driver trainer, and a mechanic's assistant, performing preventative maintenance services.
On the weekends, Mr. Kok likes to go hiking and enjoys watching basketball games and hanging out with friends and family.
his new position, Mr. Kok hopes to maintain the tradition of quality
transportation services that the residents of West Shore are
accustomed to. He is looking forward to working with First Student to
ensure that students are transported by highly-trained drivers in
vehicles that are maintained to ensure reliability and safety.
Principal, Lower Allen & Rossmoyne Elementary Schools
Lerew earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special
Education from Millersville University and her Masters in Education
from the Pennsylvania State University.
Lerew has worked for 13 years in education and has been West Shore
proud for three of those years! Formerly the principal at Newberry
Elementary, Mrs. Lerew is eager to join the Lower Allen and Rossmoyne
Lerew enjoys spending time with her loving husband and their
energetic toddler. On the weekends, Mrs. Lerew can be found watching
her favorite football team the Steelers and exercising. It is her
aspiration to develop strong relationships with the Lower Allen and
Rossmoyne students, staff, parents, and community. In her role as
principal she hopes to foster a nurturing school environment and
provide students with a solid learning foundation for future success.
Assistant Principal, Cedar Cliff High School
Lingle received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from
Millersville University and her Masters in Teaching and Curriculum
from the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.
Lingle taught for five years in a facility for court appointed youth
and then went on to be the education director for a year and half in
the same program. In 2001, she moved to Central Pennsylvania and for
the next nine years held the position of assistant principal in the
Harrisburg School District’s alternative education program. Mrs.
Lingle joined the West Shore School District in 2010 as an assistant
principal at Cedar Cliff High School and is excited to be returning
as an assistant principal.
Lingle is married with two daughters and is a self-proclaimed soccer
mom. When she’s not on her way to or from one of her daughters’
games, she enjoys reading, running, and watching movies.
to Cedar Cliff is like coming home. I started there and loved the
teachers, students, and community. I cannot wait to welcome the
incoming freshman class on August 23rd!”
Assistant Principal, Cedar Cliff High School
Mr. Livengood earned his undergraduate degree in Business Technology Support from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), a Master's degree in Education from Westminster College, a Business Education certification from IUP, and his Principal Certification from Shippensburg University.
Livengood is joining the District from Chambersburg Area School
District where he taught Business Education. While there Mr.
Livengood was responsible for creating many new fundraising
activities at the high school and received the Educator of the Year
award from the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Mr.
Livengood was a founding chair of the 11/30 Network, a young
professional network in Franklin County, and was a recipient of the
Young Professional of the Year award from the Chambersburg Chamber of
Prior to teaching, Mr. Livengood coached college football at Westminster College, Clarion University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Livengood's hobbies include hunting, fishing, landscaping, and traveling. Dave and his wife, Natalie, live in Carlisle.
Assistant Principal, Allen Middle School
Mulholland earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
from Elizabethtown College and her Masters of Education in
Educational Leadership and Administration from Shippensburg
University. She began her teaching career in the Shippensburg Area
School District as a second grade teacher and then went on to work in
several urban placements including Boston Public Schools (Boston, MA),
the Bronx Charter School for Children (Bronx, NYC), and Troy Prep
Middle School (Troy, NY).
Mulholland’s hobbies include crochet, photography, and working out
at the gym. She is very excited to be back in Central Pennsylvania
and to be an assistant principal for the West Shore School District.
Her goal is to build relationships with the families and staff of
Allen Middle School so students can be successful as they prepare for
high school and beyond.
Principal, Newberry Elementary School
Peck earned his Bachelor of Science from Kutztown University; two
Master Degrees from Wilkes University, one in Educational Design and
Strategies and another in Educational Administration K-12; and has
completed graduate work in Special Education from Eastern University.
Peck has had an adventurous career as an educator the past 17 years.
Prior to joining the West Shore School District, Mr. Peck served as
the Principal of Downey Elementary School. Mr. Peck has also served
in a variety of educational positions with the Harrisburg School
District including Acting Principal at SciTech High Campus; Acting
Assistant High School Principal at Harrisburg High School, John
Harris Campus; Acting Assistant Principal at Scott Elementary School;
and various teaching assignments at the elementary and high school
Peck is married with three sons and enjoys coaching their teams,
watching sports, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with
his family. In his new role as
Newberry Elementary School Principal, Mr. Peck is committed to
providing a welcoming environment for all stakeholders focused on our
future leaders, the students. His leadership style and efforts focus
on following and living Stephen Covey’s, “7 Habits of Highly
Effective People.” He shared “It is my commitment and daily practice
to encourage and support others in finding their voice and leadership
Dr. Geraldine Ryan-Washington
Director of Special Education
Ryan-Washington earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education
from Millersville University, her Master’s in Education
Administration from Cabrini College, and received her Doctorate in
Educational Leadership from Immacualata University.
Ryan-Washington has over 20 years of experience working in special
education. She began her career in special education as a teacher,
then served as an Alternative Education School principal, and also as
a Supervisor of Special Education. Dr. Ryan-Washington’s background
includes leadership roles in promoting inclusive practices and the
implementation of innovative programs for students with disabilities.
Ryan-Washington enjoys spending time with family, children,
grandchildren and friends, taking walks, riding bikes and traveling
with her husband. She also is an avid Phillies and Eagles fan!
Ryan-Washington is thrilled to be a part of the community and is
looking forward to continuing to build upon the great work done so
far at West Shore. “I am looking forward to working with all members
of the community in moving forward in enhancing supports for
Director of Operations and Planning
Sanders earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from East
Stroudsburg University. He spent several years working for Sungard
Public Sector, a provider of K-12 information systems. His career at
Sungard allowed him to work with school districts in Pennsylvania,
Ohio, New York, New Jersey, and Indiana, before joining York City
School District as their Technology Coordinator.
2006, Mr. Sanders joined the West Shore School District as the
Coordinator of Technology and Media Services. In the past few years,
Mr. Sanders has assisted the business office as an Acting Director of
Business Affairs and temporary Board Treasurer. More recently, he
led our Feasibility Study through the development and selection of an
Sanders is married and has three sons, making their home in
Dillsburg a busy place. Mr. Sanders is very excited about his new
role with the District and will continue working with the community,
our dedicated teachers and administrators, architects and engineers
to design and build the schools that will serve West Shore students
and the District for years to come.
Assistant Principal, Cedar Cliff High School
Schmidt earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Philadelphia
University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Drexel
University. She began her career working in business management prior
to becoming a high school teacher. At South River High School in New
Jersey, she was a teacher of business and technology and was the
varsity tennis coach. Since 2013, Ms. Schmidt was the Director of
Planning/Research and Evaluation for the South River School District,
where one of her responsibilities was supervising the guidance and
Schmidt and her boyfriend recently moved to Pennsylvania where they
live with their infant daughter and busy dog. Ms. Schmidt has
traveled to over 20 countries over the last 15 years and is a
frequent visitor to Germany and New Jersey where she and her
boyfriend have family. Ms. Schmidt has a deep appreciation for the
New York Yankees and enjoys going to see live music. Being new to the
area, she is always looking for new places to explore, so please feel
free to share your recommendations with her!
Schmidt is looking forward to working with the staff and students in
West Shore to build positive relationships and to support the
students on their educational journey. She is excited to be part of
the Cedar Cliff staff and to help foster a safe and welcoming
environment for every member of the school community.
Principal, Highland Elementary School
Sheraw is a 2001 graduate of Red Land High School. She earned her
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree
in Curriculum and Instruction, and Administrative Certificate from
the Pennsylvania State University. She began her career in education
11 years ago as a kindergarten teacher at both Mt. Zion and Fairview
Sheraw is married. She and her husband Matt love spending time
outside with their black lab Bailey, friends, and family. She also
enjoys watching college football, cooking, kayaking, and shopping.
Sheraw is excited to return to the elementary team and work to
ensure our youngest students are prepared for their future endeavors.
She looks forward to working closely with Highland students, staff,
parents, and community members to cultivate a school-wide culture
that is centered around positive relationships, committed educators,
and strong academics.
Principal, Fairview Elementary School
Stine earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Education from Wilkes
University. He has 18 years in education, 15 years as a classroom
teacher and three years as an assistant principal at Allen Middle
Mr. Stine enjoys reading, history, watching sports, dining out, and spending time with family. He
believes that all children deserve a great education and the
opportunity to learn in a safe, caring, student centered environment.
Mr. Stine is very excited to join the Fairview community and is
focused on maintaining the school’s commitment to student success.
Assistant Principal, Red Land High School
Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, English
from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her Masters of
Education in Teaching and Curriculum from the Pennsylvania State
University where she also earned a certificate as a writing
instruction specialist. Most recently, Ms. Taylor earned her PK-12
Administrative Certificate from Cabrini College.
to joining the team at Red Land High School, Ms. Taylor taught
English Language Arts at Dauphin County Technical School in
Harrisburg for ten years. For nine of those years, she also served as
Curriculum Coordinator for the English Department. Ms. Taylor was an
active participant in many school committees, and involved in the
development and successful implementation of several school wide
initiatives, including a comprehensive culminating graduation project
and several interdisciplinary literacy initiatives.
Taylor has many varied interests; however, she is most passionate
about and dedicated to those involving education, including:
interdisciplinary literacy at the secondary level, curriculum
development, educator professional development, transformative
assessment, and educational leadership. In addition to her
education-related interests, Ms. Taylor enjoys camping and kayaking with
her two teenage children, reading, journaling, gardening, cooking,
canning and preserving the bounty from her garden, and keeping
Taylor is committed to ensuring the highest quality public education
for all students. She believes the best way to ensure quality
education is to invest in the continued development of education
professionals. Ms. Taylor looks forward to creating quality
relationships in the community, and ultimately assisting with
achieving the District’s goals.
Coordinator of Technology and Media Services
Mr. Vogelsong is a 1993 graduate of Cedar Cliff High School and
Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School where he studied
Microcomputer repair. Mr. Vogelsong studied Computer Information
Systems and received his A+ certification for microcomputer repair
from the Computer Learning Network.
Vogelsong worked for the East Pennsboro Area School District for 15
years where he started as a computer technician and then spent the
last 10 years as the Technology Coordinator. Major accomplishments
while he was at East Pennsboro include helping the district receive
multiple technology grants and implementing a 1:1 Chromebook
initiative for all students in grades 4-12.
Vogelsong has four children who are students in the West Shore
School District. His oldest daughter graduated in 2017 from Cedar
Cliff High School and will be attending West Chester University in
the fall to study elementary special education. Mr. Vogelsong enjoys
spending time with his wife and family, visiting Hersheypark, and
during baseball season you will find him at either his son’s baseball
game or his daughter’s softball game.
Vogelsong’s favorite quote about technology’s role in supporting
curriculum is “Pedagogy (method and practice of teaching) is the
driver. Technology is the accelerator.” In his role at West Shore he
plans to focus on providing the appropriate technology to support
teachers, staff and curriculum needs while being fiscally