Altoona Middle School Principal

Hello! My name is Dan Peggs and I have the incredible opportunity to serve as the Altoona Middle School principal. I am so humbled and thankful to be a part of the educational journey of our students in Altoona and I cannot wait to see what is in store for us this school year. 

This is my third year as a principal, but first year as the Altoona Middle School principal. That being said, I am no stranger to the School District of Altoona. I began my career here, teaching physics and physical science in the high school and then later changed districts to become a middle school science teacher. Through this experience, I learned the importance and value of a middle-level education and decided to make the leap into administration and I am thrilled to be back in Altoona.

As a principal, I value innovation, taking learning risks, technology integration, and improving student achievement for ALL students. But I cannot do this alone. We have a very high quality and talented team of teachers and staff at AMS that are willing to go above and beyond for their students and families. These talented individuals are vital to the success of our school and I know our students are in great hands when they are in an AMS classroom. As the new guy, I hope that the Altoona community, students, parents, and teachers feel compelled to help me learn what you value and expect of our school. I would be honored to speak or meet with anyone to help our students succeed, so please do not hesitate to set-up a meeting. Lets have a great year! Go Rails!

Yours in Education,
Dan Peggs
Altoona Middle School Principal