Greetings from Dr. Kelly, Principal
Welcome to Eyer Middle School! We are one of two outstanding middle schools within the East Penn School District. As principal of Eyer Middle School, I strive to create conditions that help shape our positive school culture. Our faculty and staff place a strong emphasis on equity, quality instructional programs, and student engagement.
My personal background includes serving as the principal at Eyer since 2013. Prior to my current position, I served as the assistant principal at Eyer (2011-2013), an assistant principal at Muhlenberg middle school, and a social studies teacher at Oley Valley Middle School, and Academy Park High School. I am passionate about my work as a leader and educator, and love working in such an amazing school. Our Eyer students, parents, community and staff, work together to make Eyer a special family.
We are very proud of our school, and all the people who make it such a special place. At Eyer, we strive to motivate and engage students in the learning process in order to make it a pleasurable experience for teachers, staff, and students. Our staff share the belief that students must find school challenging, relevant, and enjoyable in order for them to be engaged in learning. Our parents/guardians, and Eyer community, encourage and support us in our endeavors, serving as true partners in the positive educational experience we provide.
At Eyer, we believe Positive Attitudes Will Succeed, which we emphasize through the implementation of our positive behavior program known as “PAWS.”
Eyer Middle School has served students in grades 6, 7, and 8 since September, 1998. The basic curriculum consists of the core subjects Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. These areas are supplemented by instruction in the exploratory areas of Art, Music, Family and Consumer Science, Technology Education, Health and Wellness, and Computers. World Languages are also offered in 8th grade. We have a strong team approach in the core subjects to provide students with greater support and a sense of security. The team concept enables teachers to work collaboratively in planning curriculum, delivering instruction, evaluating behavior, and designing interventions to support students.
Eyer Middle School was opened in 1974 and is situated on a campus with Shoemaker Elementary School and Macungie Elementary School. Our current school population (2021-22) is approximately 875 students. We are situated in the growing rural/suburban area of Macungie, Pennsylvania. At Eyer, our commitment to the community and our students is a continued effort toward maintaining a positive and successful learning environment as the school grows in size and population.
We want our students to leave Eyer knowing that we treated them as individuals; listened when they needed us; cared about them; enabled them to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially; and that we were more than just teachers, administrators and support staff, but also role models, mentors and advisors at an important time in their lives. Above all, we want to make Eyer a school where students want to come, parents want to send their children, and teachers want to work.
Dr. Michael P. Kelly