The Hatboro-Horsham High School
Mr. Dennis M. Williams, Jr.
High School Principal
My name is Dennis M. Williams, Jr. and this marks the start of my fourteenth year as an administrator at this fine high school and fourteenth 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 a great deal of 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, a Red & Black Captain and the FBLA. After graduating from HHHS, I moved on 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 to facilitate workshops.
Immediately after college, I taught Social Studies at Cheltenham High School, was 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 recevived my Master's degree from Gratz College, completed my certificate in Educational Administration at Gwynedd-Mercy College and completed my Superintendent Level certification at Arcadia University. I am thrilled to be back at my alma mater leading a staff focused on providing quality educational experiences and a student body with such talent and desire to be contributing members of society. I have an awesome daughter, Maya Denise (15) who while she attends another high school district, is also a HATTER at heart ... she has no choice:)
Mr. John Zuk
Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction
My name is John Zuk and this is my ninth year in administration, my fourth here at H-H. Prior to coming to Hatboro-Horsham HS, I served as assistant principal at Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley where I was responsible for many things including scheduling, student discipline, and teacher supervision. From 1999 and prior 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, my Masters degree from DeSales University and my Bachelors degree from Kutztown University. I enjoy competing in Ironman, Half Ironman, Olympic and Sprint Triathlons and a variety of swimming, running and biking events. I expect to have another enjoyable year working with the teachers, parents and most importantly the students of Hatboro-Horsham High School.
Mr. Ralph Rapino
High School Assistant Principal - Grades 9 & 11
My name is Ralph Rapino. 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 Simmons Elementary parents. Marissa (14) is in 8th grade and Dominic (11) is in 5th grade. This is one of the many reasons why I am so excited to continue my education career as a member of the administrative team in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.
This year will be my eleventh at H-HHS. My ten 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 with whom I work! For 11 years prior to coming to H-HHS 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 26 years of educational experience with my fellow administrators, teachers, parents and most importantly the students of Hatboro-Horsham High School. Besides spending time with extended family and friends, I take great pleasure in coaching youth football, softball & enjoying the beach with my wife and children. In addition, I like watching high school and college football, as well as professional football. I also enjoy doing yard-work, exercising, driving, watching old movies and most especially eating.
I am a 2005 graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy College’s Master’s degree program, 1987 graduate of Kutzown University and a 1982 graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys.
Mr. Robert WaeltzManagement Assistant - Grades 9 & 11
My name is Bob Waeltz and I am the Management Assistant for grades 9 and 11. I have lived in Horsham all of my life graduating from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1980. After graduating I began employment with the Horsham Township Police Department beginning 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 investigation of 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 districts safe schools committee since its beginning.
I currently reside in Horsham with my wife Patty. I have one son who also graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 2012 and is currently enrolled at Drexel University Law School.
I am excited to be a part of the staff here at Hatboro-Horsham High School as a Management Assistant to Mr. Ralph Rapino.
Mr. Mark Flannery
Management Assistant - Grades 10 & 12
My name is Mark Flannery. I have been a Management Assistant at Hatboro-Horsham High School since 2004. I am a member of Team DeRosier and we assist students in the 10th and 12th grades. I am a 1976 graduate of Archbishop Wood High School where I played football and was an All-Catholic Diver. I continued my diving career at Slippery Rock University where I received my degree in Geography/Environmental Science in 1980. After graduation from college, I joined the Upper Moreland Township Police Department where I remained until my retirement in 2004. During my career at UMPD, I was a D.A.R.E. Officer for seventeen years. I was also a S.W.A.T. Officer/Crisis Negotiator specializing in school safety issues for seventeen years.
During my off duty time, I was an instructor at the Montgomery County Community College Police Academy for sixteen years and was the varsity diving coach at Upper Moreland High School for ten years. When not at H-H High School, I enjoy cycling, fishing, and working around the house. Most of all, I enjoy my time with my wife, three kids and our grandchildren.
Mr. Louis James
High School Athletic Director
My name is Louis F. James. I am a 34 year resident of Horsham and married to Cheri (Snyder) James, who is a 1976 graduate of HHHS. We have 5 wonderful children, Jennifer, Julia, Jessica, Kevin and Christina who are all graduates from H-H. I am very proud as a district employee and community member of the education our children have received from the Hatboro-Horsham School District. Of the five that have graduated each has moved on to institutions of higher learning. Personally, I received a B.S. in Sociology from Westminster College in 1980. There I played football for the Titans where we won 2 Division II National Championships in 1977 and 1978.
My hobbies include golf and sports in general. I have spent many seasons on the sports fields with all of my children coaching and also just enjoying them. I also spent many seasons as the high school softball coach here. This school year marks the start of my ninth year as the Athletic Director. I still find it to be very rewarding and challenging.
Over the 30 plus years my wife and I have embedded ourselves in the community through volunteerism and running a local business. My family feels that this is a wonderful community in which to live, work, and raise our family.