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EAMS Leadership Opening

EASD Community:

I would like to share some important news with you regarding a change to our administrative team. Kara Schoessler, our current middle school principal, has resigned from her position. She accepted the position of middle school principal with the Lower Dauphin School District. We thank Mrs. Schoessler for the dedicated service to our District, and we are confident that her school leadership experience will serve her well in this new endeavor. It is anticipated that Mrs. Schoessler will be with EASD through September 24. 

We are in the process of implementing the plan to fill our middle school principal vacancy. The District has posted the open middle school principal position using our regular recruitment channels, and we plan to conduct interviews for the position in August.

We do not envision any changes in the normal processes and procedures associated with the school's operations for the 2021-2022 school year as a result of this change in leadership. Mrs. Schoessler and assistant middle school principal Mr. Joshua Schaffer have been working diligently together throughout the summer to ensure a smooth start for our students, faculty, and staff.

Please know that the talented and dedicated middle school faculty and support staff will have the full support of District administration during this transition period. I am confident the middle school team will continue to deliver the high-quality education our students and parents have come to expect.

In conclusion, we are grateful to Mrs. Schoessler for her service to the Elizabethtown Area School District. Please feel free to contact Dr. Karen Nell, assistant superintendent, by email at or by phone at (717) 367-1521, ext. 10004 should you have any questions or concerns.


Michele M. Balliet, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools