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Melissa Appnel '03

Director of K-12 Education & Assessment
West York Area School District
York College allowed me to play a sport I loved, connected me to friends I've had ever since, and networked me into my career where I've been able to grow since 2003. Over the four years, I balanced the volleyball team schedule, Campus Activities Board, Senior Class Officer activities, and academics. Tons of action and forced multitasking prepared me for the real world."

Current City: York, PA

YCP Degree: BS Elementary Education

Spartan Snapshots

  • Currently works with passionate teachers on a larger scale to impact all of the students in the community
  • Served as Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teacher for the West York Area School District for over 16 years
  • Completed the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Residency Program at Shippensburg University in 2016 and received her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from Temple University in 2007
  • Team Co-Captain sophomore year on the Spartan volleyball team and recognized by the Athletic Department for the Jack Jaquet award
  • YCP Student Leader Involvement: Campus Activities Board, Senior Class Board, Volleyball
  • Recipient of Who’s Who, Senior Honor Society, and Student Senate Service Award
  • YCP Day of Giving Ambassador, regular attendee during the annual Alumni Volleyball Day, and attends multiple alumni events/program each year
  • Met her husband, Kevin ’02, on campus and, since graduation, has become a proud mother of two daughters and made York their home

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