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Dear Penn HIlls Community,

With great excitement, I welcome you to a new era here in the Penn Hills School District as we enter the second half of the 2023-24 school year. It is a pleasure to address you for the first time at PHSD as Superintendent. Serving your storied community in this capacity is an extreme honor. A hallmark of this rich community is connection. As allies in education embarking on a journey in excellence, we will see the District's future full of scholars as thinkers, doers, and leaders prepared for the challenges ahead.

Passion has been the cornerstone of my 22 years in public education. I have served varied roles throughout my tenure from special education teacher, to central office administrator overseeing pupil and special services. I will use these skills in conjunction with the great things already happening at Penn Hills to increase achievement and scholar outcomes. 

The promise of a new beginning has a foundation in dedication. In our resolve to the mission and vision, we will amplify student-centered learning, promote a culture of respect, and develop responsibility and resilience among our scholars. PHSD will hold all parties to the highest of expectations as we know the boundless capabilities the Penn Hills staff and students possess. As a community, we commit to authentic achievement through determined accountability.

Proudly, diversity is the hallmark of our community. At the Penn Hills School District, we embrace inclusion, and celebrate our students' uniqueness. In recognizing that each scholar has a varied path to success, we provide enhanced programs tailored to individual goals and personal outcomes. Assuring equity in our K-12 programs of study aligns with meaningful pathways to purpose. Attainment for all of our Indians is curated through intentional, equitable education. The Penn Hills School District strives to promote Excellence for Every Scholar, Everyday!



Dr. John P. Mozzocio

Recent News

Insightful Presentation on School Data by Penn Hills School District Principals

We are excited to share insights from a compelling presentation delivered by our dedicated Penn Hills School District Principals - Tricia Mayo, Sandy Barker, and Kristin Brown. The presentation focused on the critical topic of school data, shedding light on various aspects that are essential for the continuous improvement and success of our educational environment.

Exciting Renovations Coming to Yuhas-McGinley Stadium!

We are thrilled to announce some major updates to our Yuhas-McGinley Stadium, as presented by our Director of Plant Services, Brandon Chabola. In a comprehensive presentation, Brandon outlined the forthcoming renovations that are set to transform our stadium into a state-of-the-art facility, with work beginning this June.

Wireless Infrastructure Upgrades at Penn Hills Elementary School

Penn Hills Elementary is set to embark on a significant technological enhancement, with the scheduled upgrade of our Aruba wireless access points this President's Day. This initiative is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a cutting-edge educational environment, where technology serves as a cornerstone of our students' learning journey.

Financial Recovery Update

Welcome to our latest update on the financial status of our educational community. In this video, Dr. Daniel Matsook, Chief Financial Recovery Officer, offers valuable insights into the current state of our Financial Recovery Exit Petition.

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Dr. John Mozzocio
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1282