Monday New Day at Work for Spring-Ford’s Colyer

ROYERSFORD PA – Monday (Aug. 10) was the first day on a new job for Dr. Robert Colyer, a Collegeville resident who’s no stranger to the Spring-Ford Area School District … but who is the new principal of Spring-Ford Area High School. He was appointed to lead there by the district Board of School Directors, following the official retirement Friday (Aug. 7) of former principal Dr. Patrick Nugent.

Colyer’s already spent 14 years serving the district as a high school house principal. Now, he said, “I am honored to serve the high school staff, students, and community in the new role. I am eager to continue working with a great teaching staff, support staff, students, and community to continue the legacy Dr. Nugent built over the past two decades.”

Colyer holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Immaculata University, and a master of education and bachelor of arts in criminal justice from Mansfield University. He started his public education career as a special education teacher in the Mechanicsburg area in 1997. He moved into school administration during 2005 while working in the Central Bucks School District, and in 2006 was hired as a house principal at Spring-Ford.

In addition to his work in classrooms and leadership, the district said Colyer has been actively involved in Spring-Ford’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives, “bringing new opportunities to students through clubs and business partnerships.” He has coached a variety of school sports teams, and serves as a coach for his children’s youth leagues.

Colyer photo from the Spring-Ford Area School District