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USC School Administrative Changes Represent Savings

Take a look at who's who for 2012-13 and some positions that have been eliminated.

The following restructuring of the Upper St. Clair School District administrative team represents approximately $100,000 in salary savings for 2012-13, according to information provided by Dr. Patrick O'Toole, superintendent:

  • Dr. Sharon Suritsky was officially appointed as assistant superintendent after serving as acting assistant to the superintendent/supervisor of special education since 2009.
  • Melissa Garvin started her assignment as the supervisor of special education in February. She came to USC from Wesley Spectrum Services, where she was director of academics and instruction.
  • Patrick McClintock-Comeaux returned to USC as principal of Baker Elementary School, from Stephen C. Foster Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon. He was a teacher and curriculum leader at USC from 1995 to 2001.
  • John Rozzo, who has served as assistant principal at Fort Couch Middle School since 2005, became the academic principal for both Boyce and Fort Couch middle schools.
  • Lou Angelo, who was recently named the Pennsylvania Assistant Principal of the Year, was promoted to associate principal of Upper St. Clair High School. He had been the assistant principal at the high school since 2006. Christine Mussomeli was hired to replace him as assistant principal, effective Aug. 15.
  • Amy Pfender was named assistant principal at Boyce and Fort Couch middle schools, effective March 1. In her role as special education curriculum leader, she has assisted principal Karen Brown at Boyce Middle School since 2009.

As part of the reorganization, two district office positions (director of human resources and director of operations, community relations and special projects) and one building-level position (director of high school guidance) have been eliminated.

Randi Bick August 18, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Why is it that we need so many principals?????!!!!! How about just ELIMINATING a few??? We could add more than one TEACHER if we did not feel the need to have soooooo many principals! How about getting guidance together??? The few poor counselors that are left are so overworked and having to deal with the repercussions of a TERRIBLE system that the district bought into! Let's hire where it most affects our kids!
B August 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Now Lou Angelo is great but they promoted him to a made up position and hired a replacement. That cost us over 80 grand a year. Other positions listed are promotions. The cost savings were in the firings. Fire $200,000 on salary and use $100,000 for promotions and try to spin it like we saved $100,000
Disgusted Doug September 02, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I have another one for yinzes! My daughter is in tenth grade, (Not IB) and came home this first week of classes telling us the teachers in History and English told the class they did not have enough books to go around! Therefore they "SCANNED" the books and put them on the Blended Schools web site for all to gain access. GREAT IDEA? Well number one because of an after school activity my daughter cannot access the internet and is now doing this portion of the homework until 11:00PM or later. More impotently THIS IS AGAINST THE LAW! This is a copy right infringement! I suspect there is a lawyer amongst us they can further expound on the law!

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