Meet the Principal


    Mrs. Kari Bittinger came to the Elizabethtown Area School District in September 2016, stepping into the role of assistant principal at Mill Road and Bainbridge Elementary Schools.  She then served as assistant principal of Rheems Elementary while Bainbridge was undergoing renovations. Prior to this time, she was a middle school reading teacher as well as an elementary Reading Recovery teacher and reading specialist serving grades K-4.  

    Her educational background includes a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, a master’s degree with a specialization in reading and her principal certification all from Shippensburg University.  

    Mrs. Bittinger lives in the Harrisburg area with her family.  She is looking forward to returning to her role of principal at East High Street Elementary. She wants to continue to build positive relationships with the families at East High.

    You can follow Mrs. Bittinger on Twitter by following @Kari_Bittinger to see what great things our teachers and students accomplish throughout the school year.

    Mrs. Bittinger can be contacted at East High (717-361-0099 Ext. 50599) or by email at



    Picture 1 Read Across America 2019

    One School, One Book