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Ms. Karen Jez
Superintendent of Schools
kjez@gorockets.org
Office Phone: (814) 827-2715 x 3410 
 
 
 
 
BIOGRAPHY:
Karen began her teaching career as a substitute teacher in the mid 1980’s. Shortly thereafter she was hired as an art teacher by the Franklin and Valley Grove School District’s. While teaching, Karen became involved in leading many extra-curricular activities, including class advisor, coach, student assistance team and peer mentoring to mention just a few.

Karen was hired as an assistant principal at TMS in 1996 before moving on to become the Middle School Principal in 1998. She was instrumental in leading the development of a middle school program for the newly constructed middle school, which opened in 1999. The school has since become a model for middle schools across the Commonwealth.

After serving time as the assistant superintendent, in 2006, Karen accepted the position as Superintendent of Schools for Titusville where she has continued making her mark as a top quality school leader; not only locally, but across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition to her professional life, Karen is the President of the State PARSS Board (Pennsylvania Rural and Small Schools Association); a member of the FORUM for the Superintendents’ of Western PA; and active with the PASA (Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators) Association’s professional development committee. Karen is also involved in numerous volunteer agencies in the community. She is currently a Board member for the United Way of the Titusville region; the President of the Titusville Regional Literacy Council; a member of the Titusville Rotary Club and its Foundation Chairperson.

She truly lives by her motto “Educating Children is the most important thing our Community does.”
 
PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS:
The Board conducts a performance assessment of the Superintendent annually as required by law.  The objective performance standards may be based upon any or all of the following:

Achievement of annual measurable objectives established by the district; achievement of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests; Achievement on Keystone Exams; Student growth as measured by the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System; Attrition rates or graduation rates; Financial management standards; Standards of Operational Excellence; Any additional criteria deemed relevant and mutually agreed to by the Board and Superintendent.

2017-2018 School Year
The date of the 2017-2018 Annual Performance Assessment was September 26, 2018 and the Superintendent has met the agreed upon objective performance standards.
 
2016-2017 School Year
The date of the 2016-2017 Annual Performance Assessment was December 7, 2017 and the Superintendent has met the agreed upon objective performance standards.
Superintendent Office Staff
McNierney, Mrs. Jane
Secretary to the Superintendent
Office: 814-827-2715 x 3401
Kalkbrenner, Rhonda M
Personnel/Human Resources
Office: 814-827-2715 x 3470
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301 East Spruce Street, Titusville, PA 16354   |   Telephone: 814-827-2715  Fax: 814-827-7761
301 East Spruce Street Titusville, PA 16354