• Meet the Principals
     Email Jeff Smith joined the Derry Township School District as high school principal in July, 2017.
     He finished his 24th year in public education, all at the high school level. The first 18 years were spent at Radnor High School (Delaware County): First 14 years as a science teacher (Physics and Physical Science), and 4 years as an assistant principal. He was appointed the principal of Norristown Area High School (Montgomery County) in 2011, having completed his 6th year at Norristown.
    He holds BS Widener University (Physics Certification), MEd Widener University, MEd Gwynedd-Mercy University (Principal Certification), and is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Immaculata University, course work will be completed July 2017, dissertation start date will follow, also completing requirements for PA Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.  Smith is married and has 2 sons and 2 daughters.


    Dr. Peter Ebert joined the Derry Township School District an assistant high school principal in January of 2006. 

    He was an assistant high school principal in the Central Dauphin School District and taught mathematics in the Spring-Ford
    Area School District for 6 years.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Millersville University and Masters in Education degree and administrative certification from Cabrini College, and Doctoral of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership from Widener University.

    While teaching at Spring-Ford, Ebert helped align the mathematics curriculum to the PA Academic Standards for Mathematics, he participated on the District Task Force for School Safety and Security, was a Staff Development Lead Teacher, and participated in the Strategic Planning Committee.  He started the Parent-Teacher-Student Organization while at Central Dauphin East.  He is a member of the Hershey Intervention Program and PYAP program coordinator. 


    Email Laurie Wade serves as an Assistant Principal for both Hershey High School and Hershey Online Learning Academy.

    Wade was named as Hershey High School’s assistant principal during the 2007-08 school year. From the 2011-12 to 2015-16 school years, she also had related duties at Hershey Middle School.

    Wade holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Penn State University. Wade’s experience includes 13 years as a social studies teacher and curriculum coordinator at State College Area High School. As the social studies coordinator, Wade successfully revised the scope and sequence of the social studies curriculum in order to comply with state standards. Of special interest to Ms. Wade is the role of the school community in encouraging and supporting citizenship and democratic ideals.