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(Harrisburg, Pa.) — Dr. Joshua A. Doll, principal of Dallastown Area Middle School in the Dallastown Area School District, was recently named President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association), headquartered in Summerdale, Pa.
PA Principals Association’s membership of approximately 4,000 is comprised of elementary, middle level and secondary school principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Dr. Doll assumed his new position on PA Principals Association’s Board of Directors following the association’s annual business meeting held Oct. 25, 2011 during its 19th annual state conference in State College.
“The power of PA Principals Association lies in our diverse membership. I have truly grown as an instructional leader and individual working alongside the many committed and dedicated principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is due to these valued relationships, my commitment to our association, and more importantly, my passion for our profession, that I am honored to represent PA Principals Association in the position of President-Elect,” said Dr. Doll.
Dr. Doll began his education career as a social studies teacher at York Suburban Middle School in the York Suburban School District. In 2002, he became assistant principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School in the Elizabethtown Area School District. He served as the assistant principal of York Suburban Middle School in 2003, and in 2007, he assumed the principalship of Dallastown Area Middle School in the Dallastown Area School District.
Dr. Doll has been a member of PA Principals Association for 10 years. Most recently, he served the association as the Central II Elementary Regional Representative on the PA Principals Association Board of Directors (2008-2011). This past year, he served as the chair of the National Distinguished Principal Award Selection Committee and was a member of the PA Principals Association Conference Committee in 2005 and in 2011. In addition, he has been a panelist for the PA Principals Association Aspiring Principal Workshops and has been a Pennsylvania delegate at the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) Convention & Exposition.
Dr. Doll has been active in his community as well. He is a board member at the Children’s Home of York and the Dallastown Area School District’s Dollars for Scholars. In addition, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Middle School Association and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
Dr. Doll received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Millersville University. He then received a master’s in educational administration / K-12 Principal Certificate from Shippensburg University and his Ed.D. in educational leadership / Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Immaculata University.
He resides in York, Pa.
PA Principals Association’s Mission: To ensure a quality education for every child by comprehensively supporting the educational leaders of our schools.
PA Principals Association’s Vision: To be the best service organization of its kind in the United States.