Dr. Patrick Winters is a Lancaster County native who graduated from Manheim Township High School in 1993. After high school, he moved south to attend Catawba College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a double minor in Business Administration and French as well as a secondary teaching certification. In 1999, Patrick was hired by the Rowan-Salisbury School System to teach high school English at East Rowan High School in Salisbury, NC, which was a position he held for eight and half years.
During his time as a high school English teacher, Patrick served as Department Chairperson, became a National Board Certified Teacher, and earned two Master of Arts degrees - one from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in English Education and one from Gardner-Webb University in School Administration. Then, in the Summer of 2006, Patrick left the classroom to become an assistant principal in the building where he taught, a position he held for a year and a half before moving to PA in February of 2008. Then, in February 2008, Dr. Winters was hired by Eastern Lancaster County (ELANCO) School District to be a building administrator. He remained with the district for almost 10 years and served that community while holding the following positions: middle school assistant principal, middle school interim principal, site administrator for the ELANCOnline virtual academy, high school assistant principal, Director of Virtual Programs & Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, and most recently as Director of Curriculum & Instruction since the 2014-2015 school year.
During his time in ELANCO School District, Patrick also earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University in May of 2016 and his Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility in April of 2017. Dr. Winters started in Exeter Township School District as assistant superintendent on January 23, 2018 and is honored to serve all stakeholders in the community and to help ensure that all children receive a high-quality education. He currently lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife, Lee, and their four children - Anna Claire, Carter, Ella Kate, and Charlie.
Here are some of Dr. Winters' favorite things...
COLOR - Blue
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM - Penn State University Nittany Lions
COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM - University of North Carolina Tarheels
PRO BASEBALL TEAM - Philadelphia Phillies
PRO BASKETBALL TEAM - Philadelphia 76ers
PRO FOOTBALL TEAM - The World Champion Philadelphia Eagles
FICTION BOOK - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
NON-FICTION BOOK - Poke the Box by Seth Godin
QUOTATION - "People will forget the things you say, and people will forget the things you do, but people will never forget the way you make them feel." - Maya Angelou
MOVIE - Top Gun
SONG - "Babba O'Reilly" by The Who
MUSICIAN/MUSICAL GROUP - Bob Dylan