St. Theresa School in Hellertown Names New Principal

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Students and staff at Hellertown’s St. Theresa School will have a new face to look up to in the fall.

The school announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that Deacon Peter H. Schutzler will become principal of the school on July 1.

Peter Schutzler St. Theresa School

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Peter Schutzler has been named principal of St. Theresa School in Hellertown, effective July 1, 2019.

Schutzler will take the place of Diana Tice, who has been the school’s principal for the last two years.

According to a letter shared by the school he is currently the Assistant Director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Allentown, and previously served as both vice principal and principal of St. Thomas More School in Allentown.

Schutzler also previously taught and served as an assistant principal in the East Penn School District and is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, the school said.

Schutzler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Penn State and a Master of Science degree in counseling from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

“He and his family are members of St. Ann Parish in Emmaus,” said Rev. Jerome Tauber in his letter about Schutzler’s appointment. “Please welcome Deacon Schutzler to the St. Theresa School community and wish him all the best as he and our dedicated faculty look forward to next school year.”

Community members are invited to meet and welcome Schutzler to St. Theresa School at several meet-and-greet events that are scheduled to be held at the school on Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to noon; Monday, June 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The new school year at St. Theresa will begin on Monday, Aug. 26, which is the same day Saucon Valley students head back to class.

St. Theresa school is a Catholic school for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

The school is located at 300 Leonard Street, Hellertown, adjacent to St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic church.

For more information about the parish and the school, visit

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