|Pottsgrove High School Principal William Ziegler|
He will serve as the association president in 2015-12016.
PAESSP's membership is comprised of approximately 3,800 secondary, elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders.
Ziegler began his education career in 1994 as a social studies teacher at Pottstown High School.
From 1998 to 2002, he served as the assistant principal at Pottstown High School and from 2002 to 2007, the assistant principal at Pottsgrove High School.
From 2007 to 2013, Ziegler was the principal of Pottsgrove Middle School before taking the helm at Pottsgrove High School.
He has been a member of PAESSP for 12 years and more recently served as its president from 2012-2014 and as treasurer from 2010 to 2012.
He has served on the National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals Publications Advisory Council from 2007 to 2009 and presented at the national conference in 2003 and 2005.
"I'm honored with the opportunity to serve principals in Pennsylvania as president-elect," Ziegler said in a prepared statement issued with the announcement of his selection.
"I firmly believe that principals are the most important leaders in our nation. More than ever, principals are faced with increasing demands, less resources and increasingly complex challenges to resolve," he said. "As a result, PAESSP is an association committed to equipping principals with the tools to be leaders who strengthen student achievement at all levels and lead through the changing educational landscape."
In addition to serving as president of the Montgomery County Principals Association from 2008 to 2010, Ziegler currently serves on the board of Trinity Church and is the media director for Christian Educators Association International.
He also volunteers his time to teach GED classes to parents in the Pottosgrove community.
An adjunct professor in graduate education at Temple University since 2007, received his bachelor of science degree in education from Kutztown University, a masters in education from Gratz College and his doctorate in educational leadership from Temple.
He lives in Boyertown with his wife Kim and their two children.