Davis K – 8

Meet the Principals

Mindy Sweitzer


I am excited and honored to welcome everyone to Phineas Davis K–8 for the 2018-19 school year!

The dedicated staff at Phineas Davis K–8 serves about 600 students in Pre-K to 8th grade. In addition to our core subjects, students receive a 60-minute encore which includes physical education, music, Spanish and art.  Our students have many support services within the building including reading support (SFA intervention), focused math, guidance, instructional support services, hearing itinerant services, gifted and learning support services and physical/occupational therapy.

As always, we welcome parents/guardians to our school. We believe that building relationships with our parents/guardians allows us to provide a better relationship and experience for your student’s education. Along with building relationships with parents, we also encourage our parents to participate and volunteer in their student’s classroom activities as well as other programs at the school.  Getting involved here at the school is a great way to help support your child and their education. Other ways that you can help support your student throughout the school year includes talking with them about their day, checking their nightly homework folder, and preparing them the night before for the next day at school.

I am exhilarated to be part of our Davis team. As a team, we invite everyone who is involved within our students’ lives to join our family here at Davis. Please feel free to contact me at any time with any concerns, suggestions or other matters you would like brought to my attention. I look forward to getting to know and working with your children.


Ms. Mindy Sweitzer

Ms. Sweitzer is currently serving her fourth year as the Principal at Phineas Davis K–8 in the School District of the City of York. Ms. Sweitzer’s professional career has been with the School District of the City of York since she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from York College of Pennsylvania in 2004. She spent five years teaching 6th grade science and language Arts. It was during this time, at Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School, that Ms. Sweitzer was awarded the district’s alumni award. She served as a team leader, wrote 6th grade science curriculum, assisted in the writing of the district’s school improvement plan and developed an alternative program inside the school.

In 2010, Ms. Sweitzer graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Master’s degree in educational leadership and her Principal’s Certificate. Ms. Sweitzer’s administrative experiences range from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She has held the role of Assistant Principal at Hannah Penn Middle School, William Penn Senior High School, Ferguson K-8, and the Cornerstone program all within the School District of the City of York. She also held the role of acting Principal at Devers K–8 before joining the staff at Phineas Davis K–8.

Ms. Sweitzer is a product of the School District of the City of York. She attended Devers, Edgar Fahs Smith and graduated from William Penn Senior High School. She has a passion for this school district and is happy she is able to give back! In Ms. Sweitzer’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Steve Little

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal Steve little Mr. Little was raised in Queens, NY and always had a passion for working with the youth and communities. He recieved his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Delaware State University, Masters degree in Multi Cultural education from Eastern University and also holds a Masters degree in Leadership and Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Mr. Little has been in education for 18 years working in Harrisburg School district (7 years), New Hope Academy Charter School (4 years), and York City school district (7 years).

Mr. Little lives by the motto “If everybody does a little, nobody has to do a lot” and it’s practiced in all areas of life.  Mr. Little has also Coached HS and College basketball for 18 years in the Central PA area.

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