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Principal's Corner

Dr. Hanna has arrived at Clara Barton Elementary School. We will miss you Mrs. Haney!

Dear Clara Barton Family,

I cannot express how excited I am to be the principal of Clara Barton Elementary School. Mrs. Haney and I have been colleagues and friends for more than 15 years. She was my first elementary principal when I joined the West Mifflin Area School District faculty, and then became my mentor and role model. We have worked side-by-side for twelve years as elementary principals. I first started my career at New Emerson Elementary School in 2012 and then moved to Homeville Elementary School in 2018, a year prior to the New Emerson Elementary merger. 

Among my district accomplishments of which I am the most proud, we attained Tier III School-wide Positive Behaviors and Supports (SWPBIS) at New Emerson Elementary and were well on our way at Homeville Elementary School. New Emerson was given the Title I School Excellence Award for outstanding achievement and we were able to close the learning gap with all of our students prior to my transfer. I am committed to academic excellence and the highest academic achievement attainable for your child. The team at Clara Barton Elementary School has proven their commitment to education having a ranking of the 24th best elementary school in Pennsylvania. Everyone should be very proud of the school's accomplishments. We certainly will be focused on the most effective practices that create the atmosphere for excellence. 

 On a personal note, I live north of the city and our family includes my spouse and our two dogs, Andie our English Cream Golden Retriever and Kenni, our Old English Sheepdog. They have quite a bit of energy. We live in a rural area. We have quite a menagerie of animals on the property, squirrels and raccoons in the trees, fish and frogs in the ponds, a family of deer, a bobcat, and a black bear with two cubs roaming the woods. I am not thrilled with the bobcat or black bears. You just never know what you are going to see out on the deck. My favorite activity is mowing the lawn and taking care of the yard. Anything that keeps me outdoors is really a favorite activity. That is enough about me. I have to save something for the PTA meetings.

I look forward to the start of the new school year and your children in the building every day. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
764 Beverly Dr West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: 412-466-9131 / Fax: 412-469-3357
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