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Arthur W. Paynter, Principal

Arthur Paynter, Principal

Welcome to Doe Run Elementary School. The 2023-24 school year is going to be filled with lots of fun activities and learning opportunities for our students. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to ensuring that we are meeting the needs of all of our students in order for them to reach their full potential. As a district we strive to have our teachers, administrators, and learners view themselves as Difference Makers who use their talents and gifts to make a positive impact on the school and community.   

My name is Art Paynter and I am the principal at Doe Run Elementary School. It is very exciting to be in my eighth year in the Manheim Central School District. Manheim has always been a community of great pride and it is an honor to serve the students, teachers, families, and community. I am entering my 24th year in education as a teacher and administrator. As a teacher, I taught Kindergarten and First Grade at Wharton Elementary where I learned the importance of early literacy and the value of students starting their school experience in a positive way. Previously, I spent four years as the principal of George Washington Elementary in the School District of Lancaster, which taught me the significance of a positive school climate and the possibilities that are present when schools collaborate within themselves and the community.  

As a parent myself, I relate to the many challenges our children face today and it strengthens my own efforts in ensuring our students are surrounded by caring adults who will afford them every opportunity to achieve and be successful. 

I look forward to partnering with you to make Doe Run Elementary the very best it can be by looking at each of our learners as individuals who learn in different ways and at various rates. This challenges all of us to know each learner and find ways to connect them to their learning.  

Together we can make this an impactful and special year for all of our students. 

Mr. Arthur W. Paynter
Phone: (717) 665-8801