Principal’s Page

Mr. David Frey

When thinking about joining EPASD as the Middle School Principal, Mr. David Frey was drawn to EPASD for its commitment to serving the community and students of East Pennsboro. He states, “I was drawn to EPASD because there is a chance to work with and lead passionate, mission driven people who want to make a difference in the lives of kids”.

Mr. Frey is married to his wife Gillian and has two daughters, Ariel (8th grader) and Michaela (10th grader) at Mechanicsburg Area School District. Mr. Frey is an avid mountain biker and tournament kayak fisherman. “In my free time I’m almost always turning pedals on the trails or a paddle on the river,” he says. He enjoys outdoor adventures and travel with his family.

Mr. Frey earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from Penn State University. He taught Middle School Social Studies for 12 years. Additionally Mr. Frey served as a Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at the Middle School level. Most recently, Mr. Frey has served Carlisle High School as the 9th Grade Principal for the past 4 years. Mr. Frey served on active duty in United States Marine Corps from 1988-1992 with the Second Marine Division. He was honorably discharged at the end of his active service.

When asked what inspires Mr. Frey he shared, “Working in the service of others is a huge inspiration to me. I find personal and professional fulfillment in helping others. I am inspired to do a great job because I love middle school age students and where they are in their life’s journey. I believe we can make a huge difference in the lives of kids if we work purposefully to make their middle years are a positive experience”.

Mr. Frey hopes to bring a focus that seeks to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of every student at EPMS. “I hope to build a climate at EPMS that is safe, supportive, collaborative, and kid-centered” he said. Upon entering his new role as East Pennsboro Middle School Principal, Mr. Frey’s focus will be on building relationships with all stakeholders, ensuring kids at EPMS are safe and that rigorous and relevant learning experiences are happening for all students every day.


Mrs. Jennifer Shelley

Welcome Mrs. Jennifer Shelley as our new middle school assistant principal!
Mrs. Shelley was born and raised in the area, and currently resides within the district. “I wanted to become part of the team that was making an impact within my own community”.
Mrs. Shelley is married to her husband Jason and they have 2 daughters. Alexis is currently in 1st grade at EPE, and Victoria attends preschool in the area. She enjoys spending quality time with her family being outdoors.
Mrs. Shelley earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at James Madison University. She then earned her teaching credential and Masters in Education from National University in San Diego. California. Jen spent 15 years teaching all grade levels from second grade to high school seniors. She was most recently employed at Dover High School as the Assistant Principal.
Jen is drawn to the amazing community, in which families are invested in the success of the students here at East Pennsboro Area School District. “There is a lot of pride within our district, and that pride is what motivates the educators to excel daily at their job. The educators at EPASD are passionate and eager to do what is best for kids, each and every day.” she says.
Kids inspire Mrs. Shelley to do her job well every day. She states, “It is all about the kids! Each and every day; each and every decision needs to be about what is best for kids. Education encompasses more than just ABCs, and 123s. It includes social, emotional, and physical development of students. It is about developing the students into the best people they can be, and to prepare them for the next stage in their lives.”
Mrs. Shelley hopes to provide a new perspective when facing challenges and a fresh sense of energy and passion to the district. Mrs. Shelley states, “My goal is for each and every staff member, student and parent to feel like a valued member of the team”.


Mr. David Frey
Mrs. Jennifer Shelley
Assistant Principal