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Principal Edmonds

Principal, Keith Edmonds

It is with the upmost respect for the education profession and my appreciation for the Susquehanna Township community that I introduce myself to you. My name is Keith Edmonds, and I am the new Head Principal of Thomas W. Holtzman Jr. Elementary School. I am thrilled for this opportunity to lead and most importantly, to serve the learners, staff, and community.

I bring 29 years of diversified experience to the position as a former Assistant Principal, Academy Director, Lead Teacher, and Athletic Coach. These successful experiences have molded my belief that building relationships is the foundation to successful academic and social emotional growth of ALL Learners. After meeting me you will walk away knowing that “I truly LOVE working in this profession.”  My goal is to focus on using data effectively, to make informed decisions in line with our district mission “The Success of Every Learner.”  The accomplishment of this goal can happen with the efforts of all stakeholders. It is exciting to know that there is highly active parent involvement here. Do not be surprised to catch me at any of the Susquehanna Township High School sporting events seeing that I am a huge fan of our scholar-athletes. Our learners are destined for remarkable things, and I am excited to be a part of their future success.

I look forward to immersing myself completely in our school and hope to avail myself to you as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me via email

Photo of new assistant principal Joshua Gibson


A berks county native, Mr. Gibson is the new Assistant Principal at Thomas Holtzman Jr. Elementary. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton.

Previously, Mr. Gibson was the 3rd grade – 6th grade general music teacher and choir director at Maple Manor Elementary/Middle School in the Hazleton Area School District. He also was employed by Wilkes University for the Schools and Homes in Education program, an after-school STEAM based program established in the district.

He lives in Hamburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Tara and their two cats Maggie and Molly. When he is not working, Mr. Gibson enjoys singing with Vox Philia, a vocal chamber ensemble based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing board games, and tending to the family garden.