CentralElementary School

Meet the Assistant Principal


My nam
is Ernesto Lopez, and it is my pleasure to serve as your Assistant Principal at Central Elementary School. I am a proud graduate of the Allentown School District (ASD). I began my career with ASD as a paraprofessional, while taking evening courses at Muhlenberg College. After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in History and my teaching certification, I taught Social Studies and other history courses at William Allen High School. I then received my Master's Degree in Secondary Education and Principal Certification from Kutztown University. 

During my years at ASD, I was the head coach of the boys basketball team at South Mountain Middle School. I also co-chaired an after school Chess Club program for students. Most recently, I began an intramural basketball league at William Allen High School.

Outside of work, you can find me working in another passion of mine -- officiating local high school basketball games. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and young children. 

If you have any questions or need any assistance throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to serve you!


Ernesto Lopez, M.Ed.

Assistant Principal