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Mrs. Michelle Shirk, High School Principal
Mrs. Michelle Shirk began her tenure as the Junior Senior High School Principal Sept 1, 2022.  Mrs. Shirk has a rich background in the educational field.  Having served as a district Elementary Principal, High School Principal, and Special Education Director she has a solid understanding of the diverse needs of our students.  Mrs. Shirk was also the Principal of Student programs for Central Intermediate Unit 10 directly overseeing emotional support classrooms, supporting Act 89 services and Equitable Participation programs for Non-public schools, as well as functioning as a Gifted Liaison.  Prior to being an administrator, Mrs. Shirk taught high school English for 10 years.  This initial love of literature is manifested daily as she promotes and models the life-long love of reading.   
B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
K-12 Principal/ Special Ed Supervisory Certification Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gifted Endorsement, Gannon University 
Phone: (814) 446-5615 x2333
Email: [email protected]
Mr. Justin Henning, Assistant Principal
Mr. Henning, Assistant Principal K-12, started his employment with the United School District in 2006.  After working 6 years in the Jr./Sr. High School and 10 years at the elementary in Physical Education, Mr. Henning transferred into his administrative role.
B.S. Physical Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed. Educational Leadership from Penn State University
Doctoral Work at PennWest
Phone: (814) 446-5615 x1316