History of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School, located at 201 Eberly Drive, Shippensburg, PA
The start of the school year 1971-72 began a new adventure for the Shippensburg Senior High School. The new high school, which housed grades 10-12 was built at 201 Eberly Drive at a cost of $4,761,478. Prior to this, the High School was located at 101 Park Place the site of the current Shippensburg Middle School.
Dedication of the new school took place on October 17, 1971. The administrative staff consisted of: Dr. Frank L. Coffee, Superintendent, Dr. Harry Jacobs, Curriculum Director, Mr. George Bressler, Building Principal and Mr. Robert Hartz, Assistant Principal.
Since that time, the High School has had three building principals and two Acting Interim Principals.
|1972-1989||Mr. Samuel Norris|
|1989-2007||Dr. Frederick Shilling|
|2002-2003||Ms. Kristin Carroll, Acting Principal for Dr. Shilling|
|August 2007-February 2008||Mr. Bruce Levy, Acting Principal for Dr. Shilling|
|2008-Present||Mr. Bruce Levy|
During Mr. Norris’s tenure, the following served as Assistant Principal’s:
|1972-1978||Mr. Robert Hartz|
|1978-1980||Mr. Leroy Sites|
|1980-1983||Mr. William Padamonsky|
|1983-1989||Mr. Rodney Young|
|1989||Mr. Denton Spedden|
Mr. Norris retired the summer of 1989 and Dr. H. Frederick Shilling became the Building Principal. His tenure was from 1989 until his death in 2007. During this time, in 1999, there was a building expansion and the high school then consisted of grades 9-12. A second Vice Principal was added during the 2000-2001 school year.
Assistant Principals serving under Dr. H. Frederick Shilling were:
|1989-1991||Mr. Denton Spedden|
|1991-1992||Mr. Bruce Levy ( Acting Assistant)|
|1992-1994||Mr. Denton Spedden|
|1994-1999||Mrs. Bonnie Cornelius|
|1999-2001||Mr. Kerry Helm|
|2000-2002||Mr. Richard Reinsmith- who also served as Athletic Director|
|2001-2005||Ms. Kristin Carroll-replacing Mr. Kerry Helm, served as acting Principal for Dr. H. Frederick Shilling
|2002||Mr. Bruce Levy, Acting Assistant Principal for Ms. Carroll|
|2002-2003||Mr. Paul Tornow- replacing Mr. Richard Reinsmith, also Athletic Director|
|2003||Mr. Bruce Levy, Acting Assistant Principal for Paul Tornow|
|2004-2007||Mr. Bruce Levy|
|2005-2007||Mr. Greg Miller, replacing Ms. Kristin Carroll|
In August of 2007, Mr. Bruce Levy became Acting Principal while Dr. Shilling was on leave and Mr. Andrew Norton joined the team as Acting Assistant Principal in Mr. Levy’s place. Upon the death of Dr. Shilling, Mr. Levy became Principal in 2008 and Mr. Norton became the Assistant Principal. 2009 brought about another expansion to the high school with an addition of a wing to the building.
The current and longest running team of Administrators in the history of the High School are:
|2008-Current||Mr. Bruce Levy, Principal|
|2005-Current||Mr. Greg Miller, Associate Principal|
|2007-Current||Mr. Andrew Norton, Assistant Principal|