Welcome to Stiegel Elementary School. The 2016-2017 school year is going to be filled with lots fun activities and learning opportunities for our students. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to ensuring that we are meeting the needs of all of our students in order for them reach their full potential and make a positive impact on our community.
My name is Art Paynter and I am the new principal at Stiegel Elementary School. I am very excited to be in my first year in the Manheim Central School District. Manheim has always been a community of great pride and I am honored to serve the students, teachers, families, and community. I am entering my eighteenth year in education as a teacher and administrator. As a teacher, I taught Kindergarten and First Grade at Wharton Elementary where I learned the importance of early literacy and the value of students starting their school experience in a positive way. The past four years, I was the principal of George Washington Elementary in the School District of Lancaster which taught me the significance of a positive school climate and the possibilities that are present when schools collaborate within itself and the community.
As a parent myself, I relate to the many challenges our children face today and it strengthens my own efforts in ensuring our students are sounded by caring adults who will afford them every opportunity to achieve and be successful. This school year our focus is We Are Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Our students will be learning about each of these focus areas in fun and meaningful ways.
Together we can make this an impactful and special year for all of students. Thank you all for the very warm welcome to Manheim and I look forward to many great years together!
Mr. Arthur W. Paynter
Stiegel and Doe Run on Gramby Elementary School