Dear Eyer Community,
My name is Thomas Ruhf, and it is my distinct honor and privilege to introduce myself as the next principal of Eyer Middle School. As I continue to transition into this role and I look forward to the opportunity to build relationships with the outstanding students, staff, and school community here at Eyer.
Professionally, I have served in several capacities in the Southern Lehigh School District for the past 7 years. Most recently, as the Assistant to the Superintendent where I provided leadership for the overall educational and operational program. Prior to that, I served in roles as an Assistant Principal, Gifted Coordinator, and Social Studies Teacher at Southern Lehigh High School. Before my tenure in Southern Lehigh, I served as a Social Studies Teacher at Wilson Area High School in Easton and Freedom High School in Bethlehem. I have received a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Principal Certification from Moravian University (formally Moravian College) in Bethlehem.
The East Penn School District and the surrounding community is very important to me and my family. While I was born and raised in Bethlehem, my wife, Maggie is a lifelong resident of Emmaus and graduate of the East Penn School District. Her positive experiences in Emmaus and within the East Penn School District led us back to the community and we currently live in Emmaus with our two children, Quincy and Jonah, and our dog Twyla.
I am proud to serve as a school leader in the community that I live and am thankful for the opportunity to lead Eyer Middle School. Fundamentally, I believe that all students should have an opportunity to grow and improve each day. As such, my goal as an educator continues to revolve around providing appropriate support to all students while working to ensure a collaborative learning environment where students and staff engage in a manner that encourages the unique strengths of all students.