Building Leadership

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Heather Morningstar, Principal

Ms. Morningstar is the principal of Salisbury High School and has had the privilege of being an educator for the past 26 years. Prior to becoming principal of SHS in 2007, Ms. Morningstar served briefly as the assistant principal of SHS and was also an assistant principal of Whitehall-Coplay Middle School. Before entering administration, Ms. Morningstar taught English at Emmaus High School. Ms. Morningstar received a B.A. in English from Lycoming College, an M.A. in English from Kutztown University, and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University. She is currently a doctoral student at Gwynedd Mercy University.

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Justin Tice, Assistant Principal

Mr. Tice joined the Salisbury High School team in 2024 as the assistant principal. Prior to this, he served as a biology and chemistry teacher at Whitehall High School for 13 years. 

In 2009 Mr. Tice attained his Bachelor's degree in Biology with a concentration in Integrative Organismal Biology from East Stroudsburg University. After discovering a newfound passion for teaching, he pursued a Master's degree in Professional and Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University and successfully graduated in 2011. Mr. Tice is currently a Doctoral candidate at East Stroudsburg University, working towards his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration. As an assistant principal, Mr. Tice strives to cultivate a safe and inclusive learning environment, inspire lifelong learning, and empower students to grow and realize their full potential. 

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Monica Deeb, Director of Student Activities

Ms. Deeb was named Salisbury’s Director of Student Activities in 1999. She is an extremely proud graduate of Salisbury High School and Moravian College. Ms. Deeb loves sports, the arts, and the great outdoors! Before arriving at her alma mater, she was a sportswriter for The Morning Call. She serves as the boys’ soccer chairperson for the Colonial League. Ms. Deeb loves seeing Salisbury students succeed in the classroom and in athletic/extracurricular arenas and loves promoting these accomplishments. Go Falcons! #yoursalisbury

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Rich Nothstein, School Resourse Officer

The School Resource Officer(SRO) program was implemented in the Salisbury Township School District in September 2005, by mutual consent and agreement of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners and the Salisbury Township School District, with the following goals:

  • To create and maintain a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for students, parents, teachers, and all other school personnel

  • To establish a trusting channel of communication with students, parents, and teachers

  • To serve as a positive role model

  • To take steps appropriate and consistent with a law enforcement officer’s duty, if a crime should occur

  • To bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and students and to increase positive attitudes toward law enforcement

The SRO program is just that, a resource. This program represents and reflects a proactive community partnership between Salisbury Township and the Salisbury Township School District. The SRO program is based on a triad concept, which consists of a law enforcement officer, a teacher, and an informal counselor. As a law enforcement officer, the SRO investigates crimes and makes arrests, when state laws are violated. The SRO can be an educational resource and can provide law related information to students, parents, and teachers. The SRO may also work with the school’s counselors to provide information on community services, as well as the law. School Resource Officers have become a valuable part of schools and an important link between students and the police community.