TAES Adds an Assistant Principal to its Administrative Team

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TAES Assistant Principal Chad Packer

Elementary School Assistant Principal Chad Packer joined Tyrone Area Elementary School in November and is settling in as Tyrone’s newest administrator.

“I truly enjoy working in Tyrone. The first couple of months here have been an exciting opportunity,” said Packer.

Packer has worked in education for 22 years, teaching second and third grade at Bald Eagle Area Elementary for 20 years. Last year he was the principal at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary and Middle School in State College.

I truly enjoy working in Tyrone. The first couple of months here have been an exciting opportunity”

— Assistant Principal Chad Packer

“I’ve always wanted to be a principal,” said Packer, “Tyrone has a great community of parents, teachers, and students that made this job very appealing. I also appreciate the great team of administrators that I get to work with.”

Packer graduated from Penn State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. He grew up in Howard and attended Bald Eagle Area School District.

Packer’s responsibilities include assisting the principal in developing effective educational programs, supervising teachers using walkthroughs, observations, documentation, and follow-up conferences, and meeting with students, parents, faculty, and staff.

“I want to help create the best environment for every student to learn and reach their potential. The value of teamwork and working with faculty members to improve student learning is also an important aspect that makes being an administrator rewarding,” said Packer.

Tyrone has a great community of parents, teachers, and students that made this job very appealing. I also appreciate the great team of administrators that I get to work with”

— Chad Packer

Packer said that students providing special interventions will be the key to catching students up after losing so much instruction time due to the pandemic.

“This challenge will take a team effort of making data-driven decisions and creative scheduling to provide a much-needed targeted instruction,” said Packer.

Packer enjoys seeing all of the students but said his favorite place in the building is the Pre-K to grade four classrooms.

“This age range allows me to have many different experiences and provide them with a positive figure that they can count on to assist them,” said Packer.

Besides working in administration Packer enjoys traveling and attending sporting events and his two daughter’s activities.

“I enjoy attending my daughter Katelyn’s high school swim meets and watching my other daughter Alyssa’s cheerleading and dancing events at Susquehanna University,” said Packer.