HARRISBURG PA – A Friday (Nov. 15, 2013) press release officially announced an appointment that had been anticipated for some time: Pottsgrove High School Principal Dr. William “Bill” Ziegler has been named as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals. He most recently was the group’s treasurer.
Its membership consists of about 3,800 elementary, middle level and secondary school principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders. The association is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Ziegler assumed his new position on the association board of directors following its Oct. 29 annual business meeting held in State College.
“I’m honored with the opportunity to serve principals in Pennsylvania,” Ziegler said. “I firmly believe principals are the most important leaders in our nation. More than ever, principals are faced with increasing demands, less resources, and increasingly complex challenges to resolve.” The association, he said, is “committed to equipping principals with the tools to be leaders who strengthen student achievement at all levels.”
Ziegler began his education career in 1994 as a social studies teacher at Pottstown High School in the Pottstown School District. From 1998-2002, he served as assistant principal of Pottstown High School, and from 2002-2007 he served as the assistant principal of Pottsgrove High School. He was the principal of Pottsgrove Middle School from 2007-2013 before returning to Pottsgrove High as principal.
Ziegler has been an association member for 12 years.