MIDLAND — Somewhat over a month away from the grand opening of the brand new Midland Innovation + Know-how Constitution Faculty, Terrence A. Smith was named the varsity’s first-ever principal/head of college, in line with a press launch from the brand new constitution faculty.
Smith, an Aliquippa native, was named principal/head of college at Midland Innovation + Know-how Constitution Faculty on July 8 and has already assumed his position and is working with faculty leaders and organizers in growing curriculum, constructing the varsity schedule, and hiring college, in line with the press launch.
The Midland Innovation + Know-how Constitution Faculty is southwestern Pennsylvania’s latest free public highschool devoted to genuine, hands-on studying in its 4 collaborative academies and 9 profession pathways, in line with a press launch from the constitution faculty, which is able to open in September and can welcome college students in grades 9 by way of 12 within the C. J. Betters Innovation Heart in Midland.
On the constitution faculty, the academies embody the PGT Trucking Transportation + Logistics Academy, the Cyril H. Wecht Forensic Science + Justice Academy, the MITCS Group Growth + Sustainability Academy, and the MITCS Expert Trades + Technical Careers Academy.
Previous to touchdown with the Midland Innovation + Know-how Constitution Faculty because the principal/head of college, Smith labored for the Woodland Hills Faculty District in suburban Pittsburgh the place he labored in a wide range of administrative positions since 2015 together with dean of scholars, assistant principal, and, most just lately, principal of the Dickson Preparatory STEAM Academy.
Previous to his years at Woodland Hills, Smith served on the Southwestern Institute For Know-how, Group Faculty of Allegheny County, Mercy Behavioral Well being Programs, the Wilkinsburg and Sto-Rox faculty districts, and at Summit Academy. Smith is a 1987 graduate of Clarion College, the place he performed and coached basketball. He earned his grasp of schooling administration on the College of Pittsburgh in 2009.
Lincoln Park names Midland native new principal
Midland native Roylin Petties is heading house.
Petties, 36, was named the brand new principal at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Constitution Faculty (LPPACS) on July 21, touchdown the position because of a unanimous vote to approve him on the constitution faculty’s July board assembly. Petties replaces Dr. Lindsay Rodgers, who left the varsity in June to take a brand new place in Florida.
Previous to touchdown again house with LPPACS, Petties was previously an assistant principal within the Butler Faculty District. He has additionally served as an assistant principal within the Pittsburgh Public Colleges system, and on the Massive Beaver Falls Faculty District.
“I’m excited to serve in what I name the ‘Crown Jewel of Midland,’” Petties mentioned in a press launch from Lincoln Park asserting his hiring. “I’m properly conscious of the tutorial excellence of Lincoln Park, and as principal, I plan to proceed to construct on that nice basis of excellence.”
Petties acquired his grasp of schooling diploma in academic management and administration from PennWest Edinboro College. He acquired a bachelor of schooling diploma from Slippery Rock College. He turns into the third principal in Lincoln Park’s 16-year historical past.
Lincoln Park CEO P.Ok. Poling acknowledged that he believes Petties will likely be an impressive addition to the varsity.
“Our board and administration are very excited to have Mr. Petties as our new principal,” Poling mentioned in a press launch asserting the hiring of Petties. “We all know he’ll carry what he has discovered from his different administrative experiences again house to Midland. He’ll assist our college and employees proceed to offer an amazing scholar expertise at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Constitution Faculty.”