Meet the Principal

  • Amy Balsbaugh came to the Elizabethtown Area School District in August 2014, stepping into the role of principal at East High Street Elementary School. Prior to this time, she was as a music teacher in the Warwick School District for nine years, where she served in a variety of leadership roles at the building and district levels, working with curriculum, grading and assessment, supervision and evaluation, as well as school-wide positive behavior planning.   

    Balsbaugh’s educational background includes a bachelor of science degree from Penn State University where she was a Schreyer Honors Scholar, and a master of music education degree from West Chester University with a focus on the Orff-Schulwerk approach which incorporates literature and language into the teaching of music.  She received her principal certification from Penn State University.  Mrs. Balsbaugh has also completed reading specialist coursework through Eastern Mennonite University.

    Balsbaugh is a member of both the National and Pennsylvania Associations for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National and Pennsylvania Associations of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals.  
    Mrs. Balsbaugh lives in Lititz with her husband, an elementary gift teacher, their toddler daughter, as well as their two dogs.  They look forward to welcoming baby #2 in December.  She is thrilled to be a part of the Elizabethtown and East High teams.  She is looking forward to continuing to build a positive school culture where parents, students, and teachers work together to provide all students with the best learning opportunities possible for our greatest treasure, our students.
    You can follow Mrs. Balsbaugh on Twitter by following @MrsBalsbaugh to stay up to date on school events, information, and announcements.  You can sign up for Mrs. Balsbaugh's school-wide Remind text message or email notification system by texting @44fd22 to 81010 to sign up to receive school-wide announcements via text message.  This is a quick and easy way that will be used to share important news with parents. To receive the same messages via email, send an email to Try it out.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

    Mrs. Balsbaugh can be contacted by phone at (717) 361-0099 or by email at