Mrs. Michele Bleacher

Principal, Mount Penn Primary Center

  • Mrs. Michele Bleacher  Antietam Families, welcome to Mt. Penn Primary Center!  My name is Mrs. Michele Bleacher.  I went to Twin Valley High School and married my high school sweetheart.  We have two children who have grown into fantastic adults.  They have taught me that as parents we need to give our children our attention and love at all times.  We also need to model how important education is for their future by expecting good attendance, sharing in their educational experiences, and encouraging their best efforts. 

    I have worked in four Berks County School Districts in a variety of positions.  I believe each of those opportunities has provided me the skills I needed to be an educational leader for Antietam.  I learned all children grow and learn at different rates and we need to encourage them to give their best each day.  I learned that the best schools teach the whole child.  Finally my school district experience has taught me to be a leader who listens to students, families, and teachers.  

    I graduated from Kutztown University twice.  My undergraduate degree is in Special and Elementary Education.  My Master’s degree is in Elementary Education with a concentration in counseling.  I received my Principal’s certification from Alvernia University and my Special Education Supervisory certification from Penn State University.  My formal education has taught me that we must be lifelong learners in the areas that we are passionate about.  With our increased access to technology this learning can be in a classroom, online, or in our community.  In the past two years I have taught myself to quilt with the use of many internet videos and my very talented sister-in-law.

    I am excited to bring all my learning to Mt. Penn Primary and learn more from all of you!

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