Introduction for Dr. Bill Ziegler 

Short Version

Dr. Bill Ziegler is the principal Pottsgrove High School in Pennsylvania. He has served as a school leader for twenty years at the middle and high school levels.  Bill is the co-author of a Corwin book,  Future-Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change.  Dr. Ziegler serves on the NASSP Board of Directors and the Apple Distinguished Schools Advisory Board.  Dr. Ziegler was honored to be selected as the 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year, the 2015 NASSP Digital Principal Award Winner, and as a member of the United States team of Principals to present at the Great Leaders Summit in China.  Bill has also served as the President of the PA Principals Association on two separate occasions, 2014 and 2016.   Dr. Ziegler is an adjunct professor for Temple University, and served on the rewrite team for NASSP's Building Ranks framework for schools.  Bill resides in PA with his wife Kim and two children.


 

Longer Version

Dr. Bill Ziegler is the principal of Pottsgrove High School in Pennsylvania. Bill is the author of Future-Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change.  Dr. Ziegler is honored to serve on the NASSP Board of Directors and the Apple Distinguished Schools Advisory Board.   He was recently honored as the 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year, the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Award Winner, and was selected to serve on the United States team of School Leaders to the Great Leaders Summit in China.  Dr. Ziegler has over 24 years of service in public education where he has served as a school leader for 20 years. Bill was recently selected to serve on the team to rewrite the NASSP/NAESP Breaking Ranks publications for school leaders.   He has served as a high school social studies teacher, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and he currently serves as a high school principal.  Bill also earned Apple Teacher certification and was recently selected to participate in an Apple Research Study for School Leaders.  Bill is honored to be part of the Corwin Consulting Team that provides high-quality professional development to school leaders.  Dr. Ziegler also serves as an adjunct professor at Temple University in their Masters of Education department.  Bill is very active in his state, he served as the President of the Pennsylvania Principals Association in 2014 and 2016 and was honored to be selected as Treasurer and Southeast Regional Representative for the same association.  Dr. Ziegler presents regularly around the world on School Leadership.  He has presented at national conferences such as the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Association of Curriculum & Supervision Development, International Society for Technology in Education, and many more.  Bill spoke on Capitol Hill to lobby for better ERate coverage for schools throughout the United States.  Dr. Ziegler also hosts a podcast entitled, Lead the Way, a Podcast for School Leaders, and he partners with Matt Moyer to host Principals of Learning Vodcasts.  Bill is the owner of Chase Learning (https://chaselearning.org), a private educational consulting firm designed to provide high quality and engaging professional development to strengthen school leaders throughout the United States.  Personally, Bill is married to his beautiful wife, Kim and they have two high children.   Bill can often be found fly fishing in the streams of PA, cheering on his favorite Philly sports teams, or playing his saxophone.  

 

Contact:  Twitter:  @drbillziegler   Voxer:  drbillziegler   Email:  drbillziegler@gmail.com

Website:  https://chaselearning.org