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New Administrative Appointments for 2017-2018

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

We 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 welcoming…


Ryan Edwards

Assistant Principal, Red Land High School

Mr. 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.

Upon 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.

Spending 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.


Matthew Flohr

Assistant Principal, Red Mill Elementary

Mr. 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 District.

When 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.

Mr. 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!


Rhonda Fourhman

Coordinator of Community Relations

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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 #WestShoreProud!”


Tyler Gensler

Assistant Principal, New Cumberland Middle School

Mr. 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) program.

Mr. 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.

In 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!


Brian Granger

Principal, Allen Middle School

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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!


David Harrison
Director of Elementary Education

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Spending 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 environment.


Melissa Herbert

Principal, New Cumberland Middle School

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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!”


Kyle Kok

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.

In 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.


Amanda Lerew

Principal, Lower Allen & Rossmoyne Elementary Schools

Mrs. Lerew earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University and her Masters in Education from the Pennsylvania State University.

Mrs. 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 community.

Mrs. 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.


Tara Lingle

Assistant Principal, Cedar Cliff High School

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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.

“Returning 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!”


Dave Livengood
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.

Mr. 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 Commerce.

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.


Lyndsey Mulholland
Assistant Principal, Allen Middle School

Ms. 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).

Ms. 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.


Travis Peck

Principal, Newberry Elementary School

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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 level. 

Mr. 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 potential.”


Dr. Geraldine Ryan-Washington
Director of Special Education

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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!

Dr. 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 students.”


Brett Sanders

Director of Operations and Planning

Mr. 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.

In 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 option.

Mr. 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.


Dana Schmidt

Assistant Principal, Cedar Cliff High School

Ms. 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 nursing departments.

Ms. 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!

Ms. 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.


Meghan Sheraw
Principal, Highland Elementary School

Mrs. 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 Elementary Schools.

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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.


Christopher Stine

Principal, Fairview Elementary School

Mr. 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 School.

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.


Jen Taylor
Assistant Principal, Red Land High School

Ms. 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.

Prior 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.

Ms. 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 chickens.

Ms. 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. 


Steven Vogelsong

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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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 responsible.