Team Excel Teacher Biographies

Hello I am Mr. Miller and I am the Life Science teacher on the Excel team. I look forward to meeting you on August 22nd and wish you the best of luck in the upcoming school year. I am a 1981 graduate of York County Area Vocational Technical School. I also graduated from York College in 1997. I currently attend Lebanon Valley College working on my Masters in Science Education. I live in the West York Area School District with my wife of 28 years Kim. I have two daughters Lynsey (25) and Madison (21) and one granddaughter Sophie (2) and one grandson Spencer (newborn). We have a dog and two cats. I enjoy working around the house as well as walking, I collect Archie comic books, Hess trucks, SpongeBob, Yankees and Mountain Dew memorabilia.

Hello. My name is Mr. Gillis and I am the mathematics teacher on the Excel team. This is my sixteenth year teaching seventh grade here at the Dallastown Middle School. Many years ago in the town of Grantham, Pa, I attended Messiah College where I earned my teaching degree but more importantly met and later married my wife. We have twin siblings one boy and one girl who turned eight years old this past spring. When I’m not teaching in the classroom there are several interests I enjoy being a part of. You could find me, playing ping pong or cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles or completing some kind of exercise work-out like running, lifting, etc. I am looking forward to great school year together.

Hello. My name is Mrs. Bittner and I am the language arts teacher on the Excel team. Growing up in Louisville, KY, I played the flute in band and orchestra. At Millersville, I earned both my bachelor's and master's degrees. In 1990, I got my start at York City School district teaching English as a Second Language. I was married for 25 wonderful years, but my husband passed away from cancer in 2018.We have three kids: a teacher, a banker, and a student at Iowa State. We also have a sweet black lab named Molly and an energetic Bernese Mountain dog named Samson. I taught at Red Lion from 2003-2006 and have been at Dallastown ever since. Go Steelers!

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Shultz and I am the Ancient Civilization (Social Studies) teacher on the Excel Team.  This will be my first year teaching Social Studies at Dallastown Middle School, but my second year teaching here at the Middle School.  I recently graduated with my degree in education from York College of Pennsylvania.  I live in Dallastown Area School District with my husband, Deron, and our three boys, who are 12, 11, and 7.  During my free time, most of it is spent carting my children to sporting events.  However, I do love spending time with my family, cheering on the EAGLES and all Philly sports, traveling, and watching bad reality television!  I look forward to spending the year with you!


Hello! My name is Mrs. Caro. I am one of the Learning Support and Language Arts teachers on the Excel team. This is my second year here at Dallastown Middle School and my third year teaching overall. I graduated from Clarion University with my bachelor’s degree in Middle Level English Education in 2016. In 2017, I graduated from Clarion University with my master’s degree in Special Education. I am from western Pennsylvania but moved to York in 2017 when a job opportunity arose.  I just got married this summer. My husband and I live in York with our two puppies named Oreo and Marley. We enjoy doing outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. We also enjoy travelling to new places, cheering on the number one team in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and discovering new books to read. I look forward to sharing this school year with you!

Hello! My name is Mrs. Johnson. I am one of the Learning Support and math teachers on team Excel. The 2019-2020 school year will be my third year teaching at Dallastown Middle School and my eighth year teaching overall. I graduated from LaSalle University with my bachelor’s degree in Regular and Special Education and my master’s degree from Messiah University. My husband Chris and I have twin girls, Isabelle and Brielle, who turned one this past June. We have two loving cats, Minn a Maine Coon and Sayid a Persian. When I’m not in school you can find me spending time with my family, cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles, working out, reading, or relaxing. During the summer, I enjoy traveling to my favorite places, Disney World and Mexico.

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