• I am the principal of H.C. Burgard Elementary School and I am extremely excited and honored to begin my second year as a principal in this building.  I am entering my twenty-first year in education as a teacher and administrator.  As a teacher, I taught eighteen years in grades four through six in the Manheim Central School District.  Two years ago, I served as the assistant principal of both Stiegel and Doe Run Elementary Schools.  My goal for this year is to have every student of H.C. Burgard wildly excited about coming to school each day.  Our staff is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where all students will continue to grow both socially and academically on their way to becoming lifelong learners.  At H.C. Burgard, we look forward to forming positive and collaborative relationships with the community members of Manheim.

    In my free time, I enjoy attending my two daughter’s sporting events and spending time with my family.  I also have the difficult responsibility of being a Philadelphia sports fan.  When I’m not on an athletic field, I can be found working in my yard, playing with my dog, or reading something about history.

    As a parent, I understand the importance of developing lasting relationships that help to support our youngest learners.  Together, we can make this an impactful and rewarding year for all of our students.  We encourage the parents of our learners to get involved with the many activities and events that H.C. Burgard has to offer.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 

    Proud to Be a Baron,

    Mr. Michael J. Pyle   


Mike Pyle