ATGLEN, PA — Dr. Scott Rohrer resigned his position as the longtime principal of the Octorara Jr/Sr High School. The Octorara Area School District confirmed the resignation on their official Facebook Group today, informing members that Dr. Rohrer accepted a position with another school district.
“The decision to leave Octorara was not an easy decision to make,” stated Rohrer. “It has been my privilege for over thirteen years to be [the] principal. I have so many positive memories as a Brave that I will cherish for a lifetime.”
Dr. Rohrer began at Octorara with previous experience as the high school principal of Middletown Area High School. He graduated from nearby Solanco High School in 1988 and then served in the U.S. Army until 1990. He continued his military service in the Army Reserves between 1993 and 1995.
While in the military, Rohrer began taking college classes at the University of Maryland, Baumholder, Germany. Later, he would earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education – Social Studies from York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in Western Civilization with a minor in World History.
Dr. Rohrer earned his Master’s Degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State University, his Principal Certification from Penn State University, Great Valley Campus in 1999, and a Doctorate of Education from Immaculata University in 2012.
“My family resides in [the Octorara] community, and we have been fortunate enough to make so many friends over the years,” Rohrer added. “I have greatly appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to be part of a team that helped move the district forward. I just hope in some small way, my contributions have made a difference to the community and most importantly, to the students at Octorara.”
This is the second major loss for the Octorara Area School District within roughly a year. In June 2018, Dr. Tom Newcome, then Superintendent, retired after 15 years with the district and 35 years in education.
There has been no announcement on Dr. Rohrer’s replacement, nor official information on his new position with another school district.
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