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Rachel Metzinger Named New High School Assistant Principal

The Conestoga Valley School Board appointed Rachel Metzinger at their June 24 special meeting to become the new high school assistant principal, beginning July 1. Metzinger is taking over the role from Shalana Coleman.

Metzinger is currently the RtII Coordinator for Conestoga Valley High School, where she has been in that role since 2015. Prior to that, she worked as a life skills teacher at CVHS from 2009 to 2015. She also served as a special education adjunct teacher at Gwynedd Mercy University from 2008 to 2009, and as a district learning support teacher at Souderton Area School District from 2005 to 2009.

While in her role as RtII Coordinator, Metzinger developed curriculum and intervention programs for Tier 1-3 students in grades 9-12, resulting in an average growth of 22% in RtII supports and services since the 2015-2016 school year. She also coordinated the CV Mentor program for more than 150 students and 70 faculty and staff to include staff and student mentorship, peer tutoring, an online academic class and senior scholarship award. Metzinger is also involved with many district extracurricular events, having served as a SADD co-advisor, Unified Track Coach, Link Crew Coordinator, and JV Basketball coach.

“Rachel has been an integral part of the CVHS family for the past decade, and we look forward to seeing her passion for helping students in this leadership role,” said Dr. Dave Zuilkoski, superintendent.

Metzinger earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s in reading from Gwynedd Mercy University. She also holds a Special Education Supervisor Certification and a Principalship and Administration Certification from Pennsylvania State University.

“I have been fortunate to be a part of various student support services within the district, which has strengthened my experience in school counseling, social services and special education,” said Metzinger. “I am looking forward to expanding my role in serving the students of CV.”