MC Middle School principal resigns

By on February 3, 2016

Scott Richardson has resigned as principal of Manheim Central Middle School.

Manheim Central School voted unanimously to accept his resignation Thursday effective March 25. The Jan. 28 meeting had been rescheduled from Monday due to snow.

When announcing the addition of the resignation vote to the agenda, Superintendent Norman Hatten said, “It is not without regret we accept your resignation tonight.”

Richardson is leaving his post as principal of Manheim Central Middle School to accept a position as principal of Palmyra High School, he said when interviewed after the meeting. He and family have lived in the Palmyra Area School District in Lebanon County for 16 years.

Hatten also said at the meeting, “Palmyra’s gain is our loss. We would like to congratulate you and wish you the best in moving forward.”

Richardson attended Lebanon Valley College. His previous teaching and administrative experience includes 19 years at the Milton Hershey School. Prior to his arrival in Manheim Central in 2011, Richardson served as principal of Hand Middle School in the School District of Lancaster for one year, he said.

When reached by phone, Richardson said his time in the Manheim Central School District has shaped who he is and prepared him for the road ahead. He spoke about the “work ethic” of the community and students.

“My time at Manheim has been nothing short of extraordinary,” he said. “Our students, staff and community, they are very dedicated to their schools and place student success as their number one priority.”

Robyn Meadows is a correspondent for the Lititz Record Express. She welcomes comments and questions at

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