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Principal Jonathan Bucher

Jonathan BucherJonathan Bucher is the Principal at East Pennsboro High School. Before coming to East Pennsboro, he served as a classroom teacher and Special Education Consultant at the IU 13 (Lancaster and Lebanon Counties), as well as an Assistant Principal at Manheim Township Middle School and Warwick High School, both in Lancaster County.

He graduated from Greenwood High School, where he played football at Newport High School as part of an athletic cooperative. He also played basketball on the 1996 Undefeated District 3 championship team, scoring just shy of 1,000 points.

After high school, he earned a football scholarship to Millersville University, where he was an All-Conference, 3-year starter at defensive tackle on the 1998 Conference Championship team. In 1999 he was named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most coveted off-the-field honors in college football. The Good Works Team® award recognizes college football players who dedicate their time to bettering the community and the lives of others. Other prize recipients were Eli Manning in 2002 and Peyton Manning in 1997.

Mr. Bucher completed his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Millersville University, a Post Baccalaureate Special Education Certification from Immaculata University, his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Temple University, and is currently completing his doctoral degree at Immaculata University.

Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with his wife and twin children. He also enjoys working on old homes in his “spare” time. As Principal, his overarching goal in everything he does is to raise the bar for students and teachers.

Assistant Principal Dan Peck

dan peckDaniel Peck is the assistant principal for East Pennsboro Area High School. Dan was an elementary teacher at West Creek Hills prior to his administration at the high school.  He has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school level throughout his career and has been certified to teach in the states of Maryland, California, and Pennsylvania.


Dan grew up in western Pennsylvania where he is an alumni of St. Vincent College. He is a proud "Bearcat" that played baseball all four years of college while earning a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts Education with a minor in Elementary Education. Dan went on to earn his masters in administration, at California University of Pennsylvania. 


Dan has two children. He enjoys spending time with his children watching them play lacrosse and soccer. In his spare time, you may see Dan kayaking or fishing on the local rivers. Being born and raised near Pittsburgh, Dan is a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan.


One of Dan’s most rewarding moments is when he gets to interact with his former elementary school students as they attend as high school students. It is amazing for him to see the growth students have made during their middle school years and to have the opportunity to work with them again in a different capacity. Dan looks forward to making each day purposeful for Panther students. He believes in developing our Character Education Program and in the core values that our community has established.

Assistant Principal John Jahoda

jahodaMr. John Jahoda joined West Creek Hills Elementary School as the Assistant Principal in the 2020-2021 school year.  Prior to joining EPASD, Mr. Jahoda taught for 10 years at the elementary and early childhood levels in Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland.  He has taught physical education and adapted physical education to students of all abilities.  He taught and coordinated multiple extended school year (ESY) and summer camp programs throughout his time at PGCPS.


Mr. Jahoda holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration from McDaniel College and a Bachelor of Science degree in PreK-12 Physical Education from SUNY Brockport.  He holds a PA teaching certification in Health & Physical Education PK-12 and Principal PK-12.  Mr. Jahoda believes in making a positive impact in the entire school community by building relationships and having fun. Communication is key! Mr. Jahoda believes that everyone in the school community should feel valued and appreciated.  He also believes that anyone can achieve great things if they have a positive attitude, growth mindset, and good character.  He strives to instill those qualities in our students and to be a positive role model to all. 


One of John’s most rewarding moments in school is when he gets to interact and spend time with the staff, students, and school community in all areas of the school day. John believes in developing a strong positive behavioral interventions and supports program (PBIS) in our school to help build a robust school community rooted in trust and respect for all.


Outside of school Mr. Jahoda enjoys spending lots of time with his family, exercising, playing various sports (baseball, softball, basketball, golf, and tennis), coaching his children’s sports teams and completing home improvement projects.