Justine McEachern named Assistant Principal at PHS

The Pennsbury Board of School Directors appointed Justine McEachern to be an Assistant Principal at Pennsbury High School at the public meeting held on September 19th.

Ms. McEachern will also serve as the Supervisor of School Counseling for grades K-12 in this position.

For the past year, Ms. McEachern served in an Administrative Intern capacity handling similar duties at PHS, and prior to that she was the lead counselor, also at PHS, since 2016.

As an Assistant Principal, Ms. McEachern will report to PHS Co-Principals Lisa Becker and Reggie Meadows.

She will be responsible for assisting with the general administration of the high school campus.

Duties include staff evaluation, supervision, and development, the evaluation and administration of the instructional and educational programs, scheduling, office management, organizing of student activities, student discipline, and other responsibilities as assigned.

The interview process involved meeting with a variety of Pennsbury stakeholders.

“We are excited to be working with Ms. McEachern, who has done an outstanding job supporting students and families as a counselor for the past five years in the Pennsbury community,” said Dr. Gretzula. “Ms. McEachern presented a compassion for her students and a comprehensive vision for the entire counseling department. Her goals include fully developing our program to support high school students’ college and career planning, enhancing internal and external communication with students and their families, and advancing our social and emotional learning curriculum. Ms. McEachern will also work with administrators and school counselors to support them in meeting the needs of all students.”

Prior to joining the school counseling department at Pennsbury High School in 2014, Ms. McEachern was a counselor for grades 7-12 at the Avon Grove Charter School from 2010-2014.

Ms. McEachern holds a Master’s degree in Education and School Counseling certification from Widener University, Principal’s certification from Holy Family University, and is about to complete a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, also from Holy Family University.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University.

PHOTO CAP: Justine McEachern