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Dear William Penn Families,

I would like to introduce myself as the new Principal of William Penn Elementary School. I am humbled and excited to have the opportunity to serve as your child’s principal and to lead such an excellent staff. We have been anxiously awaiting the return of our students to school, and are excited for what we know will be a terrific 2018-19 school year!

I have served as the Assistant Principal of Broughal Middle School for the past two school years. In that time, I’ve also served as the Middle School Social Studies Coordinator for the Bethlehem Area School District. My experience in education as both an administrator and teacher ranges widely from the secondary to elementary level. I believe that in order for students to be successful later in life, positive student engagement must begin during the elementary years. I look forward to beginning this journey with you and your child, and to helping them grow, learn, and achieve.

I am inspired by the tremendous work that our William Penn Elementary staff has done over the past few years, and look forward to supporting our students, staff, and families. Together, we will continue to provide our children with the highest quality education and foster their academic and social growth. I value the power of strong relationships, and look forward to meeting all of our families and working together to support our students.


Joe Anthes
Principal, William Penn Elementary School