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Dr. Michele Welter
 Middle School Principal

Dr. Michele Welter began her appointment as the Middle School Principal in July 2019.  She most recently served as High School Principal in the Allegheny Valley School district from 2013-2019. 

Before her arrival at Allegheny Valley School district, she had the opportunity to work in higher education as an Associate Professor at Edinboro University.  Dr. Welter began her administrative experiences in the Pine-Richland School District where she served as an assistant principal in the elementary, middle, and high school buildings.  Prior to taking on administrative roles, she taught Health and Physical Education in the Pine-Richland School district. 

Dr. Welter earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University in the area of Exercise and Sports Science and a Bachelor of Education in Health and Physical Education from Slippery Rock University.  Then, she completed her Master of Education degree from Westminster College.  With this degree, she gained certification as a Secondary and Elementary Principal. 

In 2014, she earned her Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from University of Pittsburgh, where she also completed her doctorate in education.  Dr. Welter’s dissertation is entitled “A Case Study of State Teacher Preparation Requirements Supporting Work with Children with Conduct Disorder”.  Dr. Welter participated in the Principals Academy of Western Pennsylvania through the University of Pittsburgh. 

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Mr. Dan Knause
 Middle School Assistant Principal