Eric Eshbach

Dr. Eric Eshbach is currently the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Principals Association, with a membership of more than 3,000 school principals, assistant principals, and other educational leaders. Dr. Eshbach retired with 32 years of service as a Pennsylvania public educator, including 16 years as a school superintendent. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College, he began his career as an elementary educator, teaching both fourth and fifth grades. He received his master’s degree in education administration and his principal certification from Western Maryland College. Eric served as an assistant principal of Bermudian Springs Elementary School from 1994 through 1997 and principal of Biglerville Elementary School from 1997 through 2001. Upon completing his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility through Shippensburg University, Eric served as the Assistant Superintendent of Upper Adams School District and then received two commissions, serving eight years as that district’s superintendent. He completed his career in public education, receiving two commissions and serving eight years as superintendent of the Northern York County School District. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Duquesne University’s Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders.

Dr. Eshbach has served as an adjunct faculty member at York College, Wilson College, and the Pennsylvania State University Capital College, teaching courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and principal certification levels. Dr. Eshbach is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), and Chair of the Legislative Committee. He has served as a member of the Governing Board and the Executive Committee of the American Association of School Administrators, The School Superintendents Association.