Dear students, parents, and guardians:
It has been my honor and privilege to work within the Halifax community the past four and a half years. Because of the caring and friendly attitudes of the community, I am beginning to develop many positive relationships with the families of Halifax. The middle level learner brings to the table a unique personality in regards to physical, social, and emotional development. Knowledge of that dynamic allows me to enter each day with excitement and enthusiasm.
Passion and commitment to education has always been a priority in my life. My father was a band director for 36 years and my mother worked as a school secretary at Central Dauphin High School. I am married to Bethany, a 7th grade social studies teacher. Together we have two children named Blake, age 16, and Gabriella, age 9. I progressed through the Central Dauphin School District, graduating in 1992. I furthered my education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. My teaching career began by returning to the Central Dauphin School District to teach 4th and 5th graders at North Side Elementary School. I acquired my science certification and moved on to teach 8th grade Earth and Space Science at Central Dauphin East Middle School. As I taught at both these locations, I was the percussion instructor for the Central Dauphin High School Band for ten years. While teaching, I also studied Educational Administration at Shippensburg University where I received a master’s degree and my principal certification. To continue my goal of lifelong learning, I recently completed a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Program at Shippensburg University and am actively pursuing doctoral programs.
Some of my hobbies include spending time with my family, cheering on the New York Yankees, playing the drums, and attempting to golf.
Through the collaboration of teachers, staff members, students, parents, and community members, I hope to continue a mutual partnership for education. Please communicate any concerns, suggestions, or questions you may have so we can work together to develop excellent students, both in character and academic achievement.
Gregory J. Milbrand