• I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you how excited I am to be the principal of Rumbaugh and Ramsay Elementary Schools. 

    I have been with Mt. Pleasant Area School District since 2004.  I worked for three years serving as Assistant Principal for the Jr./Sr. High School before becoming the Principal of both Rumbaugh and Ramsay Elementary Schools.  Prior to coming to Mt. Pleasant Area School District, I was a teacher at Penn Trafford School District where I taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics and Woodland Hills School District where I taught 7th, 8th and 9th grade mathematics.  


    I received my undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and my teaching certification from Carlow College.  I received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, my Principal’s Certification and my Superintendent's Certification from Gannon University.  

    I look forward to working with all the students and families throughout your child’s tenure at the elementary schools.  Should you have any questions, problems, or anything that you would like to discuss with me please do not hesitate to contact me at lbenteler@mpasd.net.  I am dedicated to providing the best education for all of the children.


     Lance E. Benteler      

    Rumbaugh and Ramsay Elementary Schools