Message from the Principals

Welcome to Central Manor Elementary School!

Central Manor Elementary School is rurally located just a stone’s throw away from Millersville University in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  We are a K-6 building that houses approximately 600 students. We value the interconnected relationships between our students, teachers, parents, and Penn Manor community that help make our school an exciting place to learn.

From the Desk of Dr. McPherson :

I am thrilled to be joining the Central Manor team as the building's new principal and starting a new chapter at Central Manor.  While a new era is starting, many of the traditions will remain, including our character development program.  Central Manor staff stresses the importance of character education as well as the academic curriculum.

Our character traits of the month for 2023-2024 school year are:  kindness, respect, courtesy & manners, empathy, resiliency, honesty & trustiworthiness, growth mindset & positivity, teamwork & collaboration, and patience & mindfulness.

At Central Manor, we help “Plant Seeds of Good Character.”   To help clarify our motto a bit, we have a school garden located in the back of our building that has been a tremendous addition to our school for many years.  We incorporate learning activities, garden events, and sometimes, it’s just a great place for classrooms to visit and read silently!

Parents ~ you send us your most precious possession each and every day and our school strives to ensure that every child learns in a safe environment, gets treated with dignity and respect, and of course, receives a quality education that provides rigorous challenges.

It a privilege and an honor to support your child's growth each and every day.

Dr. Carly McPherson 

From the Desk of Mrs. Suydam:

Welcome to Central Manor Elementary School!  I feel extremely fortunate to be the assistant principal of a school with such wonderful children, a motivated and dedicated staff, and parents who work with us to create an environment that facilitates student learning through a wide variety of innovative and collaborative methods and activities. Our faculty and staff are highly committed to providing the most rewarding education possible and making the process of learning an enjoyable experience. Your child's education is our top priority!  

At Central Manor, we love all kids and want them to be successful. Our district’s mission to work collaboratively to help students define and achieve their academic and life goals drives all of our decisions, actions, and programs.  

My colleagues and I appreciate the trust that you’ve shown in us by sending your children to school every day.  It truly takes a village!  I am thankful to be a part of yours!  

I look forward to working alongside Mr. Malek in leading such a talented group of educators, and in partnership with you, to ensure your child's success.  It is a true honor to be a part of your child’s educational journey. If you ever have any questions, please reach out.


Lisa Suydam

A better community . . . one student at a time.