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              Dr. Shelly Lappi  Lappi Office

    My name is Shelly Lappi and I am entering my 18th year in education.  For the past 10 years, I was an assistant principal; the past 4 years were spent serving the Gettysburg Area Middle School staff, students, and families.  I was an administrator in the South Middleton School District, as well as Steelton-Highspire.  Prior to entering administration, I was a speech therapist and also taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  Currently, I also teach classes part time at Wilson College. Having completed my undergraduate studies at East Stroudsburg University, I then continued my graduate work at Penn State University, graduating from Drexel University with my Doctorate degree in June, 2012.  I am originally from Western PA which makes me a HUGE Steelers fan! I reside in Enola, which is about 40 miles north of Gettysburg. 

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    A little bit about me personally . . . I was born in Johnstown, PA and lived in the rural, very small town of Jerome, for most of my childhood.  I am a middle child.  I have an older sister and a younger brother.  Although I don’t have any children of my own, I am a super proud aunt and you will see that the second you step into my office! My niece, Nicole just turned 25 in June and her little brother, TJ was born on 11-11-11 and he will turn 5 in November. They absolutely complete me and I spend as much time with them as possible! Other things I enjoy are playing team sports, walking, reading, traveling, fishing, football season, teaching & learning, shopping, laughing, and ultimately, I love attending bible study and spending time with my family and friends.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that my faith is very important to me!

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    I love to travel! Some favorite places visited are the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Rockies of Colorado, the San Diego beaches, Southport, North Carolina, and more recently, I was blessed to visit Oahu, an island in Hawaii.  When I choose to say closer to home, you can find me reading a book on the beach at the Jersey Shore .  Some of my favorite foods are first and foremost, chocolate, followed closely by ice cream, crab legs, Indian, Thai, and of course, I love a good ribeye!

    Through a close partnership with staff, students, and families at Franklin Township Elementary, I am confident we will continue to make this school the best it can be – a place for our students to learn, grow, and develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.  Working together, we will continue to provide the very best educational experience for our students!

    I am very excited and honored to be a part of this community.  I am blessed for the opportunity to serve the families, staff, and community at Franklin Township Elementary School.  Please feel free to contact me by phone @ 717-334-6254 opt. 6 ext. 3262 or via email slappi@gettysburg.k12.pa.us, or better yet, stop in!  I highly value relationships and would love for the opportunity to meet you personally!