William Penn

Meet the Assistant Principals

Lawrence Bopp

Assistant Principal

Mr. Lawrence Bopp is serving his second year as an Assistant Principal, overseeing the Special Education and ELL programs, student support programs, test coordination, and communication from the high school.

Mr. Bopp was born and raised in New York. He is a graduate of Sachem High School, where he graduated with just about 1,300 students. It was in his last year of high school that he developed an interest in working with students with special needs. He soon realized the importance of sensitivity to various needs and the development of children in order to ensure maximization of learning.

Mr. Bopp attended Dowling College, a small private college on Long Island, NY notable for the education field. There, Mr. Bopp worked with students with autism.  He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in the field of Language and Literacy with the goal of achieving a certificate as a Reading Specialist.

To be closer to family, Mr. Bopp moved to Lancaster, PA and began working at McCaskey High School. There, he held positions as an Itinerant Learning Support teacher, a Life Skills teacher, and a Special Education consultant. Mr. Bopp has also served as a member of Middle States, Summer School programs, and as a participant in a variety of after school programs, such as Aevidum. These experiences formed Mr. Bopp’s interest in participating in an Educational Leadership Program and Cabrini.

Mr. Bopp believes his experiences have allowed him to gain much knowledge and expertise, which he is now sharing with the Bearcat Nation!

Kijuan Felder

Assistant Principal

A product of the School District of Lancaster and a graduate of Millersville University and Cabrini College, Kijuan D. Felder began his career in education in 2002 teaching English at John Piersol McCaskey East High School.

Throughout his career with the School District of Lancaster, Mr. Felder taught grades seven through eleven before taking his current position as an administrator for the School District of the City of York.

Mr. Felder currently serves as the principal of William Penn Senior High School’s Freshman Academy.

 

Jennifer Portorreal

Assistant Principal

Ms. Portorreal was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and an ESL certificate from Penn State Harrisburg. She attended McDaniel College and earned a master’s degree in special education. In addition, Ms. Portorreal completed the Urban Leadership Grant Program and earned an administrative certificate from Shippensburg University.

Ms. Portorreal has served the School District of the City of York since 2010. She began her career in the school district teaching second grade in the Spanish Immersion Program at Devers Elementary School. She has also taught at Cornerstone as a tier III intervention teacher for the past five years.

 
Ms. Portorreal believes in improving students’ social and emotional development to enhance their unique abilities as individuals and fully prepare them for integration into society and the competitive workforce. She also believes in providing students with a balanced education in which their needs as individuals are addressed and opportunities are given to ultimately create lifelong learners.

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