• Dr. Kathy Pechtold

    2014 PA Assistant Principal of the Year
     Associate Principal,
    IB Head of Schools

    Kathy Pechtold In some ways, Kathy feels like she has always been at State High. She graduated from State High in 1981 and then spent a few years going to school, working, and then raising a family. In 2000, she returned to her alma mater where she began her teaching career as an English Teacher. She taught mostly 11th and 12th grade (as Mrs. Yingling) for 10 years before going into administration.           

    She and her husband and seven kids are like the Brady Bunch with a twist. She has 3 beautiful daughters, 3 wonderful stepsons, and 1 foster son. She also has ten grandchildren that are a great joy to her.


    • Bachelors degree in Education from Penn State
    • Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction
    • Masters degree in Educational Leadership
    • Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership

    She is the principal responsible for students with the last name A-G. 

    Kathy was chosen as the 2014 Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP).

    Her office is in the high school back main office, and she is best reached via email at [email protected].

Last Modified on August 25, 2020