Foltz named new Strasburg High School principal

Melissa Foltz

The Shenandoah County Public Schools Board Tuesday approved the promotion of Melissa Foltz to the position of principal at Strasburg High School, effective July 1.

Foltz replaces Morgan Saeler who will be transferring to Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, also effective July 1. Foltz said she has served as assistant principal at the high school for two years, but has served in other administrative positions in the county for eight years prior to her time at Strasburg High School.

“I am honored to be selected as principal of Strasburg High School,” she added. “Strasburg High School is a school supported by a strong community and I feel fortunate to be a part of the Ram family. I am excited to be able to work with a dynamic staff and a great group of students.”

A Shenandoah County Public Schools news release stated that she began her career in Shenandoah County 25 years ago as an elementary teacher at W.W. Robinson Elementary School where she taught for 16 years before becoming a school administrator.

Foltz said, “Moving forward, my goal is to lead the school in maintaining our strong, long-standing traditions while increasing the academic, co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities for our students. Over the past two years, we have focused on being proactive in our decision making for all of our students so we can best meet their individual needs. We will continue with this proactive approach while exploring avenues to increase the academic opportunities available for students to enable all of our students to be competitive in their post-graduate endeavors.”

The search for a new assistant principal at Strasburg High School will begin immediately.

The Board approved Saeler’s transfer to Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in April. He will be replacing Mandy Roller as principal of the middle school. Roller will become principal at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Warren County.