Principal's Welcome

  • Welcome to the Landisville Middle School website. We are committed to providing a rich curriculum, with quality supports for every student, in a safe and secure environment. At the middle level our students are divided into teams to create small communities where teachers and students collaborate daily to grow strong relationships and develop intellectual and interpersonal skills. Our exceptional staff is committed to caring for each student and getting the most out of the time each student spends in our building.
     
    This is my 17th year at Hempfield School District. I started teaching math and computer science at the high school, coached baseball, was an advisor to several different high school clubs, and worked as a technology specialist and website advisor. Through that experience, I spent time working in Hempfield’s Technology Department, eventually becoming the Assistant Director of Technology. While this experience was a passion of mine that I very much enjoyed, I missed the daily interactions with students. In 2011, I was fortunate to become the Assistant Principal at Centerville Middle School and worked there for 2.5 years. In January 2014, I became the Principal of Landisville Middle School and I am privileged to work with this staff, these students, and our community in this role. 

    My background includes a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education from Millersville University, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Penn State Harrisburg, a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from Philadelphia University, an Administration and Supervision Certificate from Johns Hopkins University, and I am currently working on my Educational Leadership Doctorate from Immaculata University. I love education and love learning about learning, it has been a lifelong passion of mine.
     
    My wife and I have three daughters in the district currently, which gives me the perspective of a parent as well as an educator in Hempfield. We both are proud to be members of the Hempfield community. We have been blessed to have a rich and rewarding educational experience for our children and I strive to provide the same to every student who comes to Landisville Middle School.
     
    Hempfield School District has a strong tradition of performance arts, extracurricular activities, service to our community, and academic success. Our supportive community has high expectations for the education of their students and we work hard here to meet those expectations. Our mission is personal growth, achievement, and success for every student in order to prepare them for the high school and to become better citizens in today’s society.
     
    If you need additional information beyond what you can find on our site, please feel free to contact me or any of our staff members and we will be happy to answer your questions.
     
    Mr. Doug Dandridge
    Landisville Middle School Principal