Mr. John Stearns

Mr. John Stearns

It is an honor to serve as principal at York County School of Technology.  I am joining the YCST team after serving as an assistant principal in Maryland (Harford County Public Schools) for the last four years.  Although I enjoyed my time as an administrator in Harford County Public Schools, I am very excited to have the opportunity to return to a comprehensive technical high school.  Prior to my time as an administrator, I taught for ten years at Harford Technical High School in Bel Air, Maryland.  During my time at Harford Tech, my colleague Johnny Watson and I created and taught the ninth through twelfth grade curriculum for the Sports Technician Exercise Science (STES) program.  Walking through the technical classrooms at YCST and watching students actively engaged every day in career and technical education brings back fond memories of my days as a STES instructor at Harford Tech.    

My own experiences as a student have also led to my strong passion for life-long learning and education.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and a Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision from Loyola University of Maryland in 2010.   

I am dedicated to providing all students at YCST a safe and welcoming learning environment where they can experience personal growth and thoroughly prepare for success in post-secondary pursuits in college and/or careers upon graduation from YCST.  Please never hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have regarding YCST.  I will always be more than willing to discuss how I can assist your student reach their full potential at our school. 


Thank you,

John D. Stearns III

Contact Mr. Stearns

John D. Stearns

Academy Principal

2179 South Queen Street York, PA  17402

717-741-0820 x5300