Sean Galiher Named New Penn Principal

Posted on May 31, 2017

After last week’s (Tuesday, May 23) announcement that Penn Principal Steve Hope is leaving to become Goshen Community School’s new Assistant Superintendent Penn-Harris-Madison’s Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker announced today the following administrative change for the upcoming 2017-18 school year: 

  • Schmucker Principal Sean Galiher will Penn’s new principal
  • Meadow’s Edge Principal Jayson Snyder will become Schmucker’s new principal
  • Schmucker Assistant Principal Kent Mikel will become Meadow’s Edge new principal

Sean Galiher will carry on Penn’s great academic and athletic tradition. Before being named principal at Schmucker in 2013, Mr. Galiher served as Associate Principal at Penn for three years. From 2006-2009, he was Dean of Students and before that taught Algebra at Penn for four years, while also serving as assistant varsity baseball coach. Under Mr. Galiher’s leadership,  Schmucker, along with Penn, was recently named a “Four Star School,” and has received an “A” rating four consecutive years. Schmucker students have won state and national competitions in performing arts, Academic Superbowls and TEAMS. He also implemented a successful community building and character development program that was incorporated into the start of the students’ day.  In 2015, Mr. Galiher was a member of the “Forty under 40” class.

“The P-H-M Board of School Trustees and I are confident that Sean will carry on Penn’s great academic and athletic tradition as the new principal,” said Dr. Thacker.

The Administrative changes will take effect July 1, 2017.

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