TrexlerMiddle School


I’m thrilled to team up with our students, families, and staff forMrs. Piripavel another amazing year at Trexler.  When we collectively have a Can-Do Attitude, I believe we can embrace challenges, learn from feedback, and become inspired when confronted with tough situations.  More importantly, I believe in three fundamentals to cultivate students that are healthy, well-rounded, and citizen/college/career ready:

One – building and sustaining strong relationships with our students, families, and staff to guarantee a level of trust;
Two – meeting students where they are academically as well as socially and emotionally to ensure gains;   
Three – knowing and understanding each student’s story to provide more opportunities.

Please know we are all here to support our students on their journey throughout their middle school career.  If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach out to me or our staff by contacting the Main Office at Trexler Middle School.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information and updates!  

BARK like a Bulldog!  
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Once A Bulldog, Always A Bulldog!

Your Proud Principal.
Mrs. Christine Piripavel


  • Principal, Trexler Middle School, since January 2014
  • Assistant Principal, Louis E. Dieruff High School, 2011 -2013
  • Assistant Principal, William Allen High School, 2005 - 2011
  • Program Coordinator, Centennial School (Lehigh University), 1999 - 2005
  • Master Teacher, Centennial School (Lehigh University), 1996 - 1999
  • Special Education Teacher, Centennial School (Lehigh University), 1995 - 1996


  • Master of Education, Educational Leadership, Lehigh University, 2005
  • Principal Certification, Lehigh University, 2004
  • Special Education Supervisory II Certification, 2003
  • Instructional II - Mental and/or Physical Disabilities Certification, 1998
  • Masters of Education, Special Education, Lehigh University, 1995
  • B.S. in Psychology, Kutztown University, 1992
  • Graduate of William Allen High School