Hatboro-Horsham High School Admin Team

  • Dennis Williams
    Dennis Williams
    High School Principal

    This marks the start of my 18th year as an administrator at this fine high school and my 17th year as the building principal. As a 1993 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School, I am continually excited about leading this building to new levels of achievement. I attribute my professional success to my experiences and memories at H-H and the local community. I loved my time here and was active in a variety of ways. As a student, I was an all-conference football player and discus thrower at H-H and was a member of the 1992 District One Championship Football Team, the only district football championship in history, and was inducted into the H-H Athletic Team Wall of Fame in 2009.

    I was also a member of the Black Student Union, the Spirit Committee, and the FBLA, and I was a Red & Black Captain. After graduating from HHHS, I moved to Muhlenberg College, where I played varsity football, threw the discus, and was an All-Conference selection. I majored in History and Secondary Education before graduating from Muhlenberg in 1997. I am a member of the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees and consistently return to the college to participate in speaking engagements and facilitate workshops. I also serve on the Executive Board at PASCD and am co-chairperson for the PASCD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 

    Immediately after college, I taught Social Studies at Cheltenham High School. I was also a class sponsor, prom adviser, teacher mentor, after-school tutor, Student Assistance Program team member, assistant varsity football coach, and head varsity throwing coach for the track team. I received my Master's degree from Gratz College, completed my certificate in Educational Administration at Gwynedd-Mercy University, and completed my Superintendent Level certificate at Arcadia University. I am currently completing my doctorate at Gwynedd-Mercy University. I am thrilled to be back at my alma mater, leading staff focused on providing quality educational experiences and a student body with such talent and a desire to contribute to society. I have an awesome daughter, Maya Denise, starting this school year as a freshman at the University of Arizona, W.A. Franke Honor College.

    John Zuk

    John Zuk
    Assistant Principal - Grade 9

    This is my 15th year in administration, my 11th here at H-H. Before coming to Hatboro-Horsham HS, I served as assistant principal at Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley. I was responsible for many things, including scheduling, student discipline, and teacher supervision. From 1999 to becoming an administrator, I was a mathematics teacher, head swimming coach, assistant football coach, SAP team member, Middle States Internal Coordinator, Data Team Leader, and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee at Southern Lehigh.

    I reside in Center Valley with my wife, Collette, and our two daughters, Avery and Kendall. I received my Administrative Certification from Penn State University, a Master's degree from DeSales University, and a Bachelor's degree from Kutztown University. I enjoy competing in Ironman, Half Ironman, Olympic, Sprint Triathlons, and various swimming, running and biking events. I expect another enjoyable year working with teachers, parents, and, most importantly, the students of Hatboro-Horsham High School. 



    Sarah Berman
    Assistant Principal - Grade 11

     I am thrilled to be here at HHHS for my second year as an administrator. Before coming to Hatboro-Horsham, I was a classroom teacher for 18 years. I started my career in Chester, teaching 3rd grade for two years, and have spent the last 16 years in the Central Bucks School District teaching 2nd and 6th grade, as well as holding a variety of school-based and district-wide leadership positions. 

    I obtained my B.S. from New York University in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I earned an M.Ed. in Urban Education and an M.Ed. in School Leadership with my K-12 Principal Certification, all from Temple University. I look forward to working with students, families, faculty, and staff on building a positive culture and sense of community here at HHHS, focusing on student engagement and empowerment. 

    I reside in Springfield Township with my husband, my three young children, Ruby, Stella, and Jude, and my dog and cats! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, eating good food, and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!



    Ralph Rapino
    Ralph Rapino
    Assistant Principal - Grade 12

    As a proud resident of Horsham Township, my family and I have a close emotional attachment to the Hatboro-Horsham School District. As we enter this school year, my wife Kathy and I are proud district parents. Marissa (8) is a 2022 graduate from HHHS, and Dominic (15) is in 10th grade. This is one of the many reasons I am so excited about continuing my education career as a member of the administrative team in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

    This year will be my 16th year at HHHS. My thirteen years prior have been fruitful and rewarding, and I look forward to the various challenges and opportunities to grow. I continue to be zealous about my work and the people I work with! For 11 years before coming to HHHS in 2006, I was a special education teacher, head varsity football coach, supervisor of dances, assistant varsity basketball coach, junior varsity baseball coach, a coordinator of student-athlete leaders, and a leader in the strength and conditioning program at Radnor High School. 
    I truly look forward to sharing my 28 years of educational experience with fellow administrators, teachers, parents, and most importantly, the students of Hatboro-Horsham High School. Besides spending time with extended family and friends, I greatly enjoy coaching youth football and watching professional football. I also enjoy doing yard work, exercising, driving, old movies, and, most especially, eating. 

    I am a 2005 graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy College's Master's Degree program, a 1987 graduate of Kutztown University, and a 1982 graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys. 

    Angela Whelan
    Angela Whelan
    Assistant Principal - Grade 10

    This will be my 5th year as an assistant principal at Hatboro-Horsham High School.  Before becoming an administrator, I was a mathematics teacher at HHHS for 11 years.  As a classroom teacher, I have had many roles and responsibilities, including department chairperson, teacher mentor, head cheerleading coach, class advisor, and RtII data coordinator.  My entire career in education has taken place at Hatboro-Horsham High School, which gives me great Hatter Pride!   Not only am I determined to ensure our students have a voice and are engaged in their educational experiences, but I am also invested in the growth of our teachers, the involvement of our families and community members, and the overall success of our students academically, emotionally, and personally.

    I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Rider University in 2007 and earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification from Holy Family University in 2012.  I grew up in NE Philly and graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School.  I reside in Lower Bucks County with my husband, Tim, and our three boys, Timmy, Johnny, and Ryan.    I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outside, listening to music, relaxing on the beach, and shopping.  I look forward to another great year with the students and staff at HHHS.

    Robert Waeltz
    Robert Waeltz
    Dean of Students (9-12)  

    I have lived in Horsham all my life, graduating from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1980. After graduating, I began employment with the Horsham Township Police Department as a police dispatcher. In 1985, I was promoted to the rank of patrol officer and remained on patrol until May of 2000, when I was assigned to the department's criminal investigation division. I retired from the police department on March 17, 2017.
    As part of the criminal investigation division, my duties included investigating all crimes and incidents. I was also assigned to investigate juvenile crimes and was assigned as the liaison to the Hatboro-Horsham School District. I have served on the district's safe schools committee since its beginning. 
    I currently reside in Horsham with my wife, Patty. I have one son who graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 2012 and is currently enrolled at Drexel Law School. 
    I am excited to be a part of the staff here at Hatboro-Horsham High School as the Dean of Students. 



    Chas Cathers
    Director of Athletics & Activities 



    I look forward to serving the Hatboro-Horsham community as the Director of Athletics and Activities at Hatboro-Horsham High School.  

    After graduating from Ursinus College, where I played four years of varsity football and served as team captain, I started my career in education at Hatboro-Horsham High School.  I taught science as a long-term substitute and coached football. Since then, I have taught and coached football at New Hope-Solebury High School and Central Bucks High School West, where I was the head football coach. Most recently, I held the position of Athletic Director at Central Bucks High School South.  

    I live in Doylestown Borough with my wife Stefanie (Woods), a 2003 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School, and our two children, Chip and Mack. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, going to the beach, eating good food, and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to an outstanding school year at Hatboro-Horsham High School.