• Mr. Beeman, Principal:

    Welcome to South Side!

    This is Mr. Beeman’s 18th year in education and second year as the principal at South Side. Prior to becoming the principal at South Side Elementary, he taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and was an assistant principal for 5 years. Mr. Beeman holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mansfield University and a master’s degree from Cabrini College in K-12 educational leadership.

    Outside of South Side, Mr. Beeman enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling and New York Yankees baseball.

    A note from Mr. Beeman:

    “I am so honored and proud to be the principal at South Side Elementary. It is a privilege for me to work with our students, our amazing staff and our families to make South Side the very best that it can be. I am looking forward to another great year here at South Side! #SouthSidePride


    Dr. London, Assistant Principal:

    Dr. London is in his 21st year of education, 15 of which have been with the Central Dauphin School District.  Dr. London has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades during his educational career.  Additionally, he served as principal for 1 year.  He holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Millersville University, a master's degree in educational development and strategies from Wilkes University, and doctoral degree from Widener University in K-12 educational leadership.  His dissertation research examined the impact of teacher interpretation of misbehavior on overrepresentation in office discipline referrals for Black male students.

    Since 2014, Dr. London has worked as an adjunct instructor of education at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), where he currently teachers EDUC 110: Foundations of PK-4 Education to aspiring teachers.  He has taught EDUC 140: Integrating Arts and Play as Educative Process, EDUC 220: Mathematics for the Early Learner, and EDUC 290: Principles of Classroom Instruction.

    Outside of work, Dr. London devotes his time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in York County for abused and neglected children to ensure safety, permanency, and stability.  In this role, Dr. London is appointed by a judge to advocate to ensure each child's best interests are heard.  He gathers facts and reports those in a court report without bias.  

    As an assistant principal, Dr. London intends to lead students with instructional and behavioral guidance and support with a focus on equitable appraoches.  Dr. London believes teachers need assistant principals who are engaged and invested in current pedagogy in both academics and behavior.


    Contact Information: mlondon@cdschools.org


    Ms. Jones, Assistant Principal:

    Hello South Side Students & Families!

    I am so excited to begin my journey here at South Side with you all!  I am looking forward to working together in our educational partnership!

    My name is Rachel Jones and I am one of the Assistant Principals here at South Side! I am a Central Dauphin alumni and grew up in the CD area.  I attended Lawnton Elementary, Swatara Middle, and East High School.  After graduating from East, I received my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education & Special Education from California University of Pennsylvania.  Shortly thereafter I began my teaching career in the Central Dauphin School District.  I have taught 4th and 3rd grades.  But majority of my 6 years of experience, were spent in 3rd grade.  During that time, I received my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania.  Go Vulcans!

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog Louie.  I am an avid sports watcher and huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I also enjoy arts and crafts, fishing, and watching movies! 

    I am excited to continue my career in education here at South Side Elementary.  I am looking forward to getting to know you all and your South Side student/s.  I believe every child has the ability to learn and be anything they aspire to be, and I believe that it is my job to assist in that process.  As an assistant principal I will be a leader, advocate, and partner in your student’s educational journey.  Here’s to the new school year!


    Rachel Jones


    rmjones@cdschools.org   #SouthSidePride