July 25, 2012

Dear Conestoga Families,

I want to take this opportunity to let you know how excited I am to be joining the Conestoga Community as the Principal of Conestoga Elementary. I have been employed in the Penn Manor School District for the last fourteen years and been privileged to work as a counselor and a principal in a variety of different buildings, but my primary building over the years has been Hambright Elementary. I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Masters’ degrees in both Counseling and Education Leadership for Teaching and Learning; additionally I have my Principal Certification K-12. Two years ago I completed a six-month term as Acting Principal at Hambright Elementary and last year I was the Acting Principal of LeTort Elementary to cover a maternity leave.  I’ve enjoyed the variety of experiences Penn Manor has offered me and feel very fortunate to be presented this opportunity.  I feel privileged to be joining such a dedicated staff and such a supportive community.  I am looking forward to working with all of you and can assure you that I will do everything in my power to maintain the integrity and the academic rigor that has been traditionally found at Conestoga Elementary


Tamara Baker