Hatboro-Horsham High School Admin Team
High School Principal
My name is Dennis Williams, Jr. and this marks the start of my 17th year as an administrator at this fine high school and 16th year as the building principal. As a 1993 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School, I am continually excited about leading this building to new levels of achievement. I attribute a great deal of my professional success to my experiences and memories at H-H and the local community. I loved my time here and was active in a variety of ways. As a student, I was an all-conference football player and discus thrower at H-H and was a member of the 1992 District One Championship Football Team, the only district football championship in history and was inducted into the H-H Athletic Team Wall of Fame in 2009.
I was also a member of the Black Student Union, the Spirit Committee, the FBLA, and I was a Red & Black Captain. After graduating from HHHS, I moved on to Muhlenberg College where I played varsity football, threw the discus, and was an All-Conference selection. I majored in History and Secondary Education before graduating from Muhlenberg in 1997. I am a member of the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees and consistently return to the college to participate in speaking engagements and to facilitate workshops. I also serve on the Executive Board at PASCD and I am the co-chairperson for the PASCD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Immediately after college, I taught Social Studies at Cheltenham High School, was a class sponsor, prom adviser, teacher mentor, after-school tutor, Student Assistance Program team member, assistant varsity football coach, and head varsity throwing coach for the track team. I received my Master's degree from Gratz College, completed my certificate in Educational Administration at Gwynedd-Mercy University, and completed my Superintendent Level certification at Arcadia University. I am currently completing my doctorate at Gwynedd-Mercy University. I am thrilled to be back at my alma mater leading staff focused on providing quality educational experiences and a student body with such talent and desire to be contributing members of society. I have an awesome daughter, Maya Denise, who is a senior at Perkiomen Valley High School. While she attends another school district, she is also a HATTER at heart...she has no choice :).
Assistant Principal - Grade 9
My name is John Zuk and this is my 15th year in administration, my 11th here at H-H. Prior to coming to Hatboro-Horsham HS, I served as assistant principal at Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley where I was responsible for many things including scheduling, student discipline, and teacher supervision. From 1999 and prior to becoming an administrator, I was a mathematics teacher, head swimming coach, assistant football coach, SAP team member, Middle States Internal Coordinator, Data Team Leader, and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee at Southern Lehigh.
I reside in Center Valley with my wife, Collette, and our two daughters, Avery and Kendall. I received my Administrative Certification from Penn State University, my Master's degree from DeSales University, and my Bachelor's degree from Kutztown University. I enjoy competing in Ironman, Half Ironman, Olympic, and Sprint Triathlons and a variety of swimming, running, and biking events. I expect to have another enjoyable year working with teachers, parents, and most importantly the students of Hatboro-Horsham High School.
Assistant Principal - Grade 10
My name is Sarah Berman, and I am thrilled to be here at HHHS for my first year as an administrator. Prior to coming to Hatboro-Horsham, I was classroom teacher for 18 years. I started my career in Chester, teaching 3rd grade for two years, and have spent the last 16 years in the Central Bucks School District teaching 2nd and 6th grade, as well as holding a variety of school-based and district-wide leadership positions.
I obtained my B.S. from New York University in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, and earned an M.Ed. in Urban Education, as well as an M.Ed. in School Leadership with my K-12 Principal Certification, all from Temple University. I am so excited to begin my administrative career in this district, and work with teachers and students on creating a sense of belonging, equity, and connection in the classroom.
I reside in Springfield Township with my husband and my three young children, Ruby, Stella, and Jude, and my dog and cats! In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking, eating good food, and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!
Assistant Principal - Grade 11
My name is Ralph Rapino. As a proud resident of Horsham Township, my family and I have a close emotional attachment to the Hatboro-Horsham School District. As we enter this school year, my wife Kathy and I are proud district parents. Marissa (17) is in 11th grade, and Dominic (14) is in 8th grade. This is one of the many reasons why I am so excited to continue my education career as a member of the administrative team in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.
This year will be my 14th year at HHHS. My thirteen years prior have been fruitful and rewarding and I look forward to the various challenges and opportunities to grow. I continue to be zealous about my work and the people with whom I work! For 11 years prior to coming to HHHS in 2006, I was a special education teacher, head varsity football coach, supervisor of dances, assistant varsity basketball coach, junior varsity baseball coach, a coordinator of student-athlete leaders, and a leader in the strength and conditioning program at Radnor High School.
I truly look forward to sharing my 26 years of educational experience with my fellow administrators, teachers, parents, and most importantly the students of Hatboro-Horsham High School. Besides spending time with extended family and friends, I take great pleasure in coaching youth football, as well as professional football. I also enjoy doing yard work, exercising, driving, old movies and most especially eating.
I am a 2005 graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy College's Master's Degree program, a 1987 graduate of Kutztown University, and a 1982 graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys.
Assistant Principal - Grade 12
My name is Angela Whelan and this will be my 3rd year as an assistant principal at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Prior to becoming an administrator, I was a mathematics teacher at HHHS for 11 years. During my time as a classroom teacher, I have had many roles and responsibilities including department chairperson, teacher mentor, head cheerleading coach, class advisor, and RtII data coordinator. My entire career in education has taken place at Hatboro-Horsham High School, which gives me great Hatter Pride! Not only am I determined to ensure our students have a voice and are engaged in their educational experiences, but I am also invested in the growth of our teachers, the involvement of our families and community members, and the overall success of our students academically, emotionally, and personally.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Rider University in 2007 and earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification from Holy Family University in 2012. I grew up in NE Philly and am a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School. I currently reside in Lower Bucks County with my husband, Tim, and our two boys, Timmy (4) and Johnny (2). I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outside, listening to music, relaxing on the beach, and shopping. I am looking forward to another great year with the students and staff at HHHS.
My name is Bob Waeltz and I am the management assistant who works along with Ralph Rapino. I have lived in Horsham all of my life graduating from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1980. After graduating I began employment with the Horsham Township Police Department beginning as a police dispatcher. in 1985, I was promoted to the rank of patrol officer and remained on patrol until May of 2000 when I was assigned to the department's criminal investigation division. I retired from the police department on March 17, 2017.
As part of the criminal investigation division, my duties included the investigation of all crimes and incidents. I was also assigned to investigate juvenile crimes and was assigned as the liaison to the Hatboro-Horsham School District. I have served on the district's safe schools committee since its beginning.
I currently reside in Horsham with my wife Patty. I have one son who also graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 2012 and is currently enrolled at Drexel Law School.
I am excited to be a part of the staff here at Hatboro-Horsham High School as a Management Assistant to Mr. Ralph Rapino.
High School Athletic Director
My name is Louis F. James. I am a resident of Horsham and married to Cheri (Snyder) James, who is a 1976 graduate of HHHS. We have 5 wonderful children, Jennifer, Julia, Jessica, Kevin, and Christina who are all graduates of H-H. I am very proud as a district employee and community member of the education our children have received from the Hatboro-Horsham School District. Of the five that have graduated each has moved on to institutions of higher learning. Personally, I received a B.S in Sociology from Westminster College in 1980. There I played football for the Titans where we won 2 Division II National Championships in 1977 and 1978.
My hobbies include golf and sports in general. I have spent many seasons on the sports fields with all of my children coaching and also just enjoying them. I also spent many seasons as the high school softball coach here. This school year marks the start of my 15th year as the Athletic Director. I still find it to be very rewarding and challenging.
Over the 30 plus years, my wife and I have embedded ourselves in the community through volunteerism and running a local business. My family feels that this is a wonderful community in which to live, work and raise our family.