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 20151117142336142_image.jpgMr. Kenneth A. Berlin, Superintendent
10782 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA  16509
814-824-3400, ext. 4515
 

Prior to being appointed as Superintendent of the Wattsburg Area School District in 2013, Mr. Berlin worked as a principal in the Wattsburg and Iroquois School Districts in various positions at the elementary, middle, and high school level. He also served as the Assistant Director of Educational Programs for the Northwestern Tri-County Intermediate Unit. Mr. Berlin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Education from Edinboro University. In addition, he earned an advanced certification in Educational Administration from Gannon University where he serves as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education. 

 
 2015128114416891_image.jpgMrs. Leslee Hutchinson, Assistant to the Superintendent
10782 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-824-3400, ext. 4532
 

Leslee Hutchinson is our Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. She has spent over 20 years in the field of education as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and curriculum specialist. Her undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from Penn State University; her masters’ degree is in Special Education from Mercyhurst University. She holds certifications in elementary and special education, mid-level English and mathematics, administration, and curriculum design. Currently, she is working toward a doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Leslee has a true passion for the work of teaching and learning and loves sharing that passion with students, teachers, and the community.

 
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Mrs. Vicki Bendig, Business Administrator
10782 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-824-3400, ext. 4533
 

Vicki Bendig is the Business Administrator for the Wattsburg Area School District. Prior to joining our administrative team, Vicki had accumulated over 15 years in the business world with a focus on Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits and most recently had spent 6 years with Erie’s Public Schools in the business office as Payroll Manager. Vicki has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with a concentration in Business from Grove City College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.

 
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Mrs. Janet Mullaney, Child Nutrition Director
10782 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-824-3400, ext. 4109
 
Janet Mullaney is the Child Nutrition Director for the school district. She has been with the district since 1997. Prior to coming to Wattsburg, she worked as a Dietitian in the medical/health care field as well as a preceptor for the CCUP program in dietetics through Gannon, Mercyhurst and Edinboro Universities. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. She has held several board positions at the district and state level for the PA School Nutrition Association and is presently the secretary of the Pittsburgh Regional Food Service Directors Association. Currently the Food Service Department is working on a new inventory system as well as continuing to fine tune the ever-changing menus and production records to keep in pace with the new and constantly updating regulations set by the USDA. 
  
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Mr. Guy White, Technology Systems and Service Director
Wattsburg Area Middle School
10774 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA  16509 814-824-3400, ext. 4122
 

Guy is the Director of Technology Services for the Wattsburg Area School District. He has over twenty years developing and supporting IT systems in both the private sector and non-profit organizations. He holds an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology and is currently pursuing a Graduate Degree in Business Administration. Guy specializes in virtualizing computer systems and holds a certificate in vmWare administration. Current projects include rolling out a full district virtual desktop plan, developing a mobile one to one scenario for all students, and setting up access for online collaboration systems for district use.

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Mrs. MerriBeth Knappenberger, Special Education Supervisor
Seneca High School
10770 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-824-3400, ext. 4126
 
MerriBeth is the Special Education Supervisor for the Wattsburg Area School District.  She has 25 years of experience in the field of special education. She has an undergraduate degree in teaching special education and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from Edinboro University.  She is currently All but Dissertation (ABD) from the University of Pittsburgh in Curriculum and Learning, her area of specialty is special education and behavior. Since coming to Wattsburg, MerriBeth has focused on developing special education programs that meet the varied needs of the students in the district, this includes district-wide Emotional Support Programs and Life Skills Programs. Currently, MerriBeth is focused on the development of the district’s Special Education Plan, increasing parent involvement through the development of parent trainings with the IU 5 and other local school districts, and implementing the action plan from the 2014-2015 special education audit.

 

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Mr. Eric Schultz, Plant Operations and Transportation Supervisor
10782 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-824-3400, ext. 4114
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