Dr. Amy Landis
Dr. Landis is a 1990 graduate of William Penn Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.  Additionally, she has a Master’s Degree from the University of Scranton in K-12 Educational Administration, and in 2019 she obtained her doctorate degree in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University.  After graduating from Shippensburg University in 1994, she married her husband, Thom Landis (a 1989 William Penn graduate and U.S. Naval Academy graduate) and began her life as a Navy wife.  This journey resulted in her teaching in many places such as Newport, RI, Norfolk, VA, Gulfport, MS, and Dahlgren, VA.  She also lived for a short period of time in Naples, Italy.  Dr. Landis took 8 years off from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom and has two sons and a daughter ranging in age from 21 to 15.  After the 8-year break, Dr. Landis returned to her home district of York City as a math teacher at Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School and then at William Penn Senior High School.  She spent her last two years of teaching at Northern York Middle School prior to returning to York City as an administrator, where she was the assistant principal of Jackson K-8 school for two years.   She enjoys vacationing with her family, target shooting, bowling, music, and Sudoku and Ken Ken puzzles.  This is Dr. Landis’s first year as the proud principal of Red Lion Area Junior High School. Formerly in Red Lion, she was the principal of Locust Grove Elementary School for 5 years and the assistant principal of Red Lion Area Junior High School for 1 year.  Dr. Landis also serves as the president of the board of directors for the York chapter of the Christa McAuliffe Teaching Scholarship and served as the vice-president of the York chapter of the PA Association for Gifted Education (PAGE).

Assistant Principal

Mr. Michael Beal


Mr. Beal is a 2004 graduate of Central York High School and a 2008 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  He also has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Towson University.  After graduation he moved to Baltimore, MD and worked for Baltimore County Public Schools.  In his 14 years with BCPS he worked with different communities across the county.  For the past two school years, he served as the Assistant Principal at Cedarmere Elementary School.  His placements before that include being a Staff Development Resource Teacher at Loch Raven Technical Academy, and worked in Title I schools teaching a variety of classes in the primary and intermediate grade levels at Halstead Academy and Middlesex Elementary. 

Mr. Beal moved back to York with his wife Anna, and two young daughters in 2018.  He enjoys staying active with exercise, working in the yard, and walking his dog Tank.  He is a sports enthusiast and loves to attend sporting events. His favorite activity is spending time with his family around the fire pit.  He is extremely excited to join the Red Lion Area School District and serve the families within the community.