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Dunsavage Named New CVHS Assistant Principal

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David Dunsavage has been named the newest Assistant Principal at Conestoga Valley High School. His hiring was approved at the Nov. 16 school board meeting.

“We are proud to welcome Mr. Dunsavage to the CV community,” Conestoga Valley Superintendent Dr. Dave Zuilkoski said. “He brings a boundless energy, a focus on relationships, a keen understanding of trauma informed practices, and the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone he meets.  We look forward to the seeing the impact he makes with the students and staff of the high school.”

Dunsavage comes to CV following an eight-year stint as a social studies teacher at Donegal High School in Mt. Joy, Pa. He holds a B.S. of Citizenship Education from Elizabethtown College and received his Master of Education degree in Teaching and Curriculum Educational Leadership from Penn State University. He also holds a PA Administrative I PK-12 Principal certificate.

Dunsavage was consistently rated as proficient or distinguished in all teaching evaluations since his hire at Donegal and taught courses at both the ninth and eleventh grade levels. He implemented project-based learning (PBL) at Donegal and conceived and implemented lesson plans with a focus on higher order thinking strategies, formative assessments, text dependent analysis, and strong activators and summarizers. Dunsavage also served as the Interim Dean of Students in 2016.

Prior to his tenure at Donegal, Dunsavage was an American Studies teacher at Milton Hershey School from 2006-07 before moving on to serve as the Transitional Living Coordinator at the school.

He was a member of various committees, clubs, and organizations at Donegal, including the District Return to School Planning Committee (2020), Booster Club Advisor (2017-19), Chair of the Social Studies Department and more.