Myers Elementary Principal - Dr. Terri L. Harpster


Dr. Terri L. Harpster

Dr. Terri L. Harpster - Principal Myers Elementary


Lewis M. Myers Elementary School welcomes students, parents, employees and visitors to its new website. As we kick off the 2017-2018 school year, we reflect proudly on the progress made with the district’s commitment to prepare future-ready students. While the 1:1 iPad adoption was the most visible technology upgrade, there have been and will continue to be others such as the infrastructure upgrade, classroom projection capabilities and displays, and improved messaging and communication.

Myers staff continues to be committed to our mission: Love & Literacy: The two greatest gifts we can give a child. We know the importance of developing relationships with students and parents in order to meet the needs of and educate students academically, socially and emotionally. We address the social and emotional development of each child through the “community” established in each classroom. Character traits such as respect and responsibility are taught, modeled, and recognized. We also have school-wide programs that emphasize respectfulness and responsibility - BARK (Bellwood-Antis Recognizes Kids) with Respect and BARK Against Bullying.

While our academic focus is certainly reading and writing literacies, we are also committed to the STEM literacies – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The design of all instruction follows an approach of concrete to pictorial to abstract. We are committed to student intellectual engagement through meaningful and rigorous content, instruction and assessment. The focus of our professional learning for the 2017-2018 includes:

• Technology integration
• Math & reading instruction
• Technology education as we open the 2017-2018 school year with the school’s first technology education teacher and open a second makerspace, Imagination Zone 2 (our high-tech makerspace).

We value each parent/guardian as a critical member of a student’s educational team. Students whose parents/guardians are involved make greater academic progress and enjoy school more. We welcome every parent to partner with us through volunteering, visiting, two-way communicating of educational goals, progress and concerns, supporting and assisting with practice and projects, and increasing our access to resources such as career- or hobby-related knowledge and skills.

Dr. Terri Harpster
Myers Elementary School Principal



• 1980, Bellwood-Antis and Altoona Vocational-Technical School Graduate
• 1983, Penn State, Associates Degree in Letters, Arts & Sciences
• 1993, Penn State, B.S. Elementary Education
• 1999, Penn State, M.Ed. Educational Administration
• 2017, University of Pennsylvania, D.Ed. Educational Administration

Work History

• 1980-1995, Bellwood-Antis, Girls Basketball Coach
• 1993-2002, Bellwood-Antis, Elementary Teacher
• 2002-Present, Bellwood-Antis, Elementary School Principal

Hobbies & Interests

• Women’s Ministry
• Travel
• Golf

Contact Information

Dr. Terri L. Harpster - Myers Elementary Principal

Myers Elementary School
220 Martin Street
Bellwood, PA 16617

Phone:  (814) 742-2272
Fax:  (814) 742-9040

Voice Mail:  (814) 742-2270 x5173

Internal Extension:  5173


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