• Meet the Principals
     Dr. 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  bachelor’s degree from Widener University (Physics Certification), Masters in Education degree from Widener University, Masters in Education degree from Gwynedd-Mercy University (Principal Certification), and Doctoral of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.  Smith is married and has 2 sons and 2 daughters.



    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.