Arthur W. Paynter, Principal



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Arthur W. Paynter, Principal

Welcome to Doe Run Elementary School.  The 2019-2020 school year is going to be filled with lots fun activities and learning opportunities for our students.  Our teachers and staff are dedicated to ensuring that we are meeting the needs of all of our students in order for them reach their full potential and make a positive impact on our community.

My name is Art Paynter and I am the principal at Doe Run Elementary School.  I am very excited to be in my fourth year in the Manheim Central School District.  Manheim has always been a community of great pride and I am honored to serve the students, teachers, families, and community.  I am entering my twentieth year in education as a teacher and administrator.  As a teacher, I taught Kindergarten and First Grade at Wharton Elementary where I learned the importance of early literacy and the value of students starting their school experience in a positive way.  Previously, I spent four years as the principal of George Washington Elementary in the School District of Lancaster which taught me the significance of a positive school climate and the possibilities that are present when schools collaborate within itself and the community.  

As a parent myself, I relate to the many challenges our children face today and it strengthens my own efforts in ensuring our students are surrounded by caring adults who will afford them every opportunity to achieve and be successful.  This school year our focus is We Are Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.  Our students will be learning about each of these focus areas in fun and meaningful ways.

In addition to building a school community that is respectful, responsible, and safe we will be venturing into Mass Customized Learning as we look to create an ideal learning environment for our 21st Century Learners.  Together we can make this an impactful and special year for all of students.  Thank you all for the very warm welcome to Manheim and I look forward to many great years together!


Mr. Arthur W. Paynter


Doe Run Elementary School