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Principal's Welcome

As the principal of the Mars Area Elementary School, I am proud to serve our community and families.  Our goal at MAE is to provide an educational experience for all students through a highly qualified team of professionals.  The students at MAE are part of an environment that allows students to work to their potential.  The Mars Area School District is fortunate to have so many families that are involved in the educational process of their children. 

 

The Mars Area Elementary School houses all Grade 2, 3 and 4 students in the Mars Area School District and has approximately 760 students.  There are eleven (11) Grade 2 classrooms, eleven (11) Grade 3 classrooms and ten (10) Grade 4 classrooms.  Our students are greeted each day by over 50 hard-working staff members – all committed to providing our students the best education possible.

 

The use of the latest technology adds quality and richness to our rigorous curriculum for all students.  Technology is infused into almost every daily lesson through the use of iPADS, laptops, and state of the art Promethean Boards which keep the students actively engaged in every Grade 2, 3, 4 classroom.  Computer labs are always busy with students and teachers using technology to enhance our students’ curricular experiences.  We have embedded a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) classroom to allow our students to begin the process of acquiring 21st Century skills.

 

The Mars Area Elementary School works in concert with our extremely active Parent/Teacher Organization to provide a rich and supportive educational experience for all students.

 

Once again, welcome to the Mars Area Elementary School. If you have any questions, please contact me at 724-625-3161 or tlape@marsk12.org.

 

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Todd Lape
Principal – Mars Area Elementary School

 


Principal's Profile

 

Mr. Todd LapeMr. Todd Lape is in his first year as principal of Mars Area Elementary School. has served as principal of Mars Area Primary Center since 2015.

 

Lape previously served as principal of Mars Area Primary Center (2015-2018) and Mars Area Centennial School (2009-2015). Prior to joining the District, he served as an elementary principal, middle school principal, and a fifth grade teacher at Oil City Area School District.

He holds a master’s degree in elementary mathematics and science and an elementary education certification from Slippery Rock University; a bachelor’s degree in communications from Pennsylvania State University; and a principal’s certificate from Gannon University.