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Kathleen Adelman
Adelman, Kathleen
Reading Specialist
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2802

Mrs. Adelman is the Title I Reading Specialist at Titusville Middle School. She has previously worked at the elementary level. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University and a Master’s degree in Reading from Duquesne University.


Kayla Alberth
Alberth, Kayla
Secretary
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2400

Mrs. Alberth has been with the school district since 2012 as the front desk secretary. She is a Titusville native and graduated from THS in 2004. Prior to starting at TMS, she worked at Salvage Direct in the IT Department, as a new product tester. Her hobbies include being with her family and friends, working out, and new adventures.


Nancy Amboyer
Amboyer, Nancy
Secretary
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2401

Mrs. Amboyer is a native of Titusville and graduated from THS in 1974. Upon graduation, she attended Robert Morris University and received an Associate’s degree in Secretarial Administration. She began her career with the Titusville Area School District in 1995 and is currently the Secretary to the Principals. Her favorite hobbies are sewing and gardening.


Marjorie Axton
Axton, Marjorie
Language Arts
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2708

Mrs. Axton began teaching for the Titusville Area School District in 1995. Before that she spent time as a substitute teacher and as a salesperson for a jewelry store. She earned both of her teaching degrees from Clarion University. Mrs. Axton spent 17 years as a Reading Specialist at Hydetown Elementary School. During the 2012-2013 school year, Mrs. Axton began phase two of her teaching career: teaching seventh grade Language Arts and Reading at Titusville Middle School. She is the Advisor for the TMS Student Council.  She has been married to her best friend for six years and has 3 great kids:  Ben who is at Slippery Rock University, Lauren who is at THS, and Lance who is at Cochranton Junior/Senior High School.  Mrs. Axton loves to read, ride her bike, and walk her puppy – just not all at the same time!  

   
Christina Baker
Baker, Christina
Nurse Technician
Office: 814-827-2715 x 1435/2435

Mrs. Baker has been with the Titusville Area School District since November 2017 as a Nurse Technician. She graduated from Youngsville High School and received her nursing certification from Venango Technology Center. She is also employed per diem with Allegheny Health Network through their Saint Vincent Medical Group. Mrs. Baker enjoys action photography and watching her children participate in sports.

Bryan Baldwin
Baldwin, Bryan
Paraprofessional
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2405

Mr. Baldwin has been an employee of the Titusville Area School District since 2010. He is a paraprofessional working in the Alternative Education Program. In addition, Bryan is also the Head Football Coach for the district, the Football Club Advisor as well as an assistant track coach.  


Tanya Baldwin
Baldwin, Tanya
Paraprofessional
Lorin Brooks
Brooks, Lorin
Science
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2102

Mr. Brooks, a native of Pleasantville, graduated from Edinboro University in 1991 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. He started his teaching career in Virginia before returning to the Titusville area in 1999. In Titusville, he has taught fourth grade at Cherrytree Elementary School as well as Language Arts and Social Studies at Titusville Middle School. Mr. Brooks is currently a science teacher at TMS. Mr. Brooks has served as a member of the Student Assistance Program, team facilitator and basketball coach for several years within the Titusville Area School District. Mr. Brooks is a member of the Titusville Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association.


Michael Brown
Brown, Michael
Custodian
Mr. Brown was hired in 2018 as a custodian at the Middle School and High School.
Michael Burns
Burns, Michael
Social Studies
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2607

Mr. Michael Burns earned his Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Edinboro University and teaches 6th grade PA and The World. He began his teaching career with the Titusville Area School District in the 1999-2000 school year. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Burns has coached wrestling for 19 years.


Kathy Campasino
Campasino, Kathy
Cafeteria
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2460

Mrs. Campasino was hired by the Titusville Area School District in March 2012. She is currently working at Titusville Middle School as the cafeteria lead. Mrs. Campasino grew up in the Titusville area. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as singing, reading and being outdoors.


Rebecca Clementi
Clementi, Rebecca
Learning Support
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2709

Mrs. Clementi is a math and language arts teacher at Titusville Middle School. Previously, Mrs. Clementi taught biology in Virginia. She has also worked for the Titusville School District as a substitute teacher. Recently, she earned her Master’s degree in Special Education. Mrs. Clementi lives in Titusville with her husband and their son.

Kristie Colie
Colie, Kristie
Mathematics
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2707

Mrs. Colie is a graduate of Shaler Area High School, Class of 1989. She attended Bethany College then University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. Mrs. Colie went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and her Principal’s Certification from Gannon University. She continues to take classes yearly to keep up with the changing world.


Mrs. Colie has been teaching at Titusville Area School District for 19 years as a 7th grade mathematics instructor. During her time at TASD, Mrs. Colie helped run Student Council, the Math Club, and Stand Tall. She was also involved with the Titusville Area Association as Vice-President, Building Representative and Social Chair. Mrs. Colie was also a team facilitator for 7th grade Team Centaur and an adult Education instructor.


Outside of school, Mrs. Colie loves the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. She loves skiing, playing softball and tennis, swimming, boating, traveling, listening to music and most importantly spending time with her husband and three wonderful kids.

Bryan Couts
Couts, Bryan
Technology Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2702

Mr. Couts graduated from California University in 2008 where he received his Master’s Degree in Technology Education. His hobbies include woodworking, metalworking and doing anything outdoors with his family.


He teaches Video Production, Publications and Tech Challenges at Titusville Middle School. He is also the middle school yearbook advisor and produces the morning announcements.


Erin Covell
Covell, Erin
Special Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2604

Mrs. Covell is a 1999 graduate of the Titusville High School.  She went on to Edinboro University where she received a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education in 2003.  She later received her Master's degree in Educational Leadership and in 2008 completed her Principal & Supervisor of Special Education certifications from Edinboro.  She previously taught for thirteen years in special education prior to joining the TASD faculty.
 

Rochelle Cressman
Cressman, Rochelle
Health & Physical Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2118

Mrs. Rochelle Cressman is a graduate of Rocky Grove High School, Class of 2005. She attended Clarion University and then transferred to Slippery Rock University where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Education (Physical Education and Health). She was hired by Titusville Area School District in 2009. She earned her Master’s in Education from Gannon University in 2011.

Mrs. Cressman attends the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville. She enjoys crafting, photography and traveling. Beyond her activities, her favorite way to spend her time is with her husband, Toby, and dogs, Louie and Bruiser as well as her other family members. Mrs. Cressman is really excited to be a part of the Middle School family!


Julie Daugherty
Daugherty, Julie
Social Studies
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2706

Mrs. Julie Daugherty is a graduate of Titusville High School, Class of 1984. She attended the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville and then transferred to main campus where she received a Bachelor's in American History with a minor in Pre-Soviet History. She earned her Secondary Education Certificate in Social Studies and after subbing for a year was hired as a Social Studies teacher for the Valley Grove School District. After being employed for 6 years, Mrs. Daugherty resigned to raise her three children. During her hiatus, she moved to Kokkola, Finland for two years with her family. While there, she taught a 6th grade English class at Hollihaka Immersion School. Returning to the States, she and her family lived in Hinckley, Ohio and returned to the Titusville area in 2005. In 2006, she began subbing for the Titusville District K-12 and has been very involved in the District with her three children and subbing.


Mrs. Daugherty is a member of the Titusville Alumni Association and the United Way of the Titusville Region board and attends the Titusville Free Methodist Church. Beyond her activities, her favorite way to spend her time is with her family. Mrs. Daugherty is really excited to a part of the Middle School family!

Nan Davidson
Davidson, Nan
Mathematics
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2808

Ms. Davidson is a lifelong resident of the Titusville area and a THS Alumnus. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Edinboro University with certifications in the fields of mathematics and physics. Ms. Davidson began her teaching career with the Clarion Area School District as a math and physics instructor for grade 7 – 12. In 2002, she accepted a position with the Titusville Area School District as an 8th grade math instructor. During her time with the TASD, Ms. Davidson has served as a team facilitator, Gold Card Program Chairperson, and adult Education instructor.

Jackie Dilley
Dilley, Jackie
Paraprofessional
Office: 814-827-2715

Ms. Jackie Dilley has been working in the Titusville Area School District since 1997 as an educational classroom aide.


Andrea Fenske
Fenske, Andrea
Music Teacher
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2304/1122

Mrs. Fenske as been employed in the Titusville School District since 2008. Her teaching duties include chorus sixth through twelfth grades, general music (guitar) for sixth grade, performance training, and history of rock and roll. She is also the assistant marching band director, music/chorus director, sophomore talent show coordinator, and directs the stage portion of the all school musical.


Mrs. Fenske graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in May 2008. She graduated magna cum laude, and was a member of the music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. She earned her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Boston University in 2012. She also holds a digital learning certificate from Eduspire, and completed the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association leadership academy in 2015.


Mrs. Fenske is a member of NEA, TEA, and PMEA. She also serves as the technology and data coordinator for PMEA District 2 and also serves as the Vice Chairperson for Titusville Summer Theater. Outside of school she teaches private voice, guitar, and saxophone lessons. During her spare time, she enjoys staying active in music theater, reading, kayaking, and spending time with her family.


Frances Field
Field, Frances
Custodian
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2500
Leigh Fry
Fry, Leigh
Language Arts
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2609

Mrs. Fry is originally from Cranberry, PA but comes to Titusville Middle School from Statesville, NC where she taught 9th & 10th grade English as well as mid level language arts.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as a minor in English Literature from Allegheny College.  She completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching specializing in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She will be teaching 6th and 7th grade English Language Arts.  In her spare time, Mrs. Fry enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins.  She also loves spending time with her husband and three dogs Cooper, Gizmo and Pippin.

Thomas Hancock
Hancock, Thomas
School Psychologist
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2432

Mr. Hancock has been part of the Titusville community since 1992 and has worked as a School Psychologist in the Titusville Area School District (TASD) since 1993. Mr. Hancock was born and raised in Batavia, New York and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Allegheny College. He then received his Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Alfred University in 1993. His current duties are to provide an array of psychological services to students at the TMS/THS.

In addition to his academic duties, Mr. Hancock has been a strong proponent of student extracurricular involvement. Mr. Hancock has coached football, wrestling, and/or both at all levels for the better part of two decades and currently serves as the Head Football Coach. He is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), Titusville Education Association (TEA), and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Additionally, he is a member of the Crawford County Suicide Task Force (CCSTF) and the Crawford County Educational Subcommittee (CCES). He and his wife Sandy live in Pleasantville with their three sons.


Jonathan Herman
Herman, Jonathan
Social Studies
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2803

Jon Herman began his teaching career with Titusville during the 1993-94 school year. He has earned his Bachelors in Social Studies Secondary Education from Juniata College and his Master’s degree in history from Slippery Rock University.  Currently, he teaches 7th grade Ancient World and 8th grade Western Civilizations. He is the social studies department chair and a middle school basketball coach. He also coaches youth softball, baseball, soccer and is involved with the Strategy Gaming Club. Mr. Herman enjoys his family, all things history, reads like a fiend, sings, dances and alternately quotes from the movie Braveheart and any Rocky movie.


Leonard Hetrick
Hetrick, Leonard
Custodian
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2500

Mr. Hetrick is a custodian at Titusville Middle School. He worked part time as a substitute for the Titusville Area School District since 2009 and was hired full time at Titusville Middle School in December 2011.


Amber Hipple
Hipple, Amber
Cafeteria
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2460
Mark Hopkins
Hopkins, Mark
Science
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2123

Mr. Hopkins is a graduate of Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s degree in Science Education, specializing in Earth and Space Science. He began working for the Titusville Area School District as an evening instructor with the Alternative Education’s GED program. This transitioned into a full-time teaching position in the Alternative Education day program. After this experience, he came to the Middle School as an Earth and Space Science teacher. Mr. Hopkins currently teaches an 8th grade Integrated Science program. While at TMS, he began a Master’s program in Technology in Education to better utilize current technology in the classroom.

Greg Houck
Houck, Greg
Assistant Principal/Middle School Athletic Director
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2411

Greg Houck graduated from Maplewood High School in 1985 and from Thiel College with a B.S. in mathematics in 1989 He began teaching math at Titusville Junior High School in 1989 and received his Masters Degree in Secondary School Counseling from Edinboro University in 1995. He became a high school Guidance Counselor in 2000.

 

Currently he is working as the assistant principal at the Middle School. Mr. Houck has also been an assistant coach in football and basketball, and a head coach in both boys and girls basketball during his time at Titusville High School.  He is now the Head Girls Volleyball Coach for the district.

Bonnie Hubert
Hubert, Bonnie
Paraprofessional
Office: 814-827-2715

Mrs. Bonnie Hubert has been employed by Titusville Area School District since April 2005. She has worked as an Educational Aide at Pleasantville and is currently working at the Middle School.


Adam Huck
Huck, Adam
Technology Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2108

Mr. Huck is a 1998 graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School. He then attended California University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Education in Technology Education and an Associate’s Degree in Drafting Technology. After graduation, he began teaching at Titusville Middle School as a Technology Education teacher. Mr. Huck has since earned a Master’s degree in Technology Education from California University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Huck has also served as assistant wrestling coach for Titusville High School and as a coach for  Middle School track. He also volunteers as a coach for the Titusville Area Youth Wrestling club and for Titusville Area Little League.

Ann Jaco
Jaco, Ann
Language Arts
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2608

Ann Jaco is a graduate of Titusville High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Pittsburgh earning a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing in psychology and sociology. She then went on to Edinboro University, earning her certification in elementary education and then becoming highly qualified in middle level English Language Arts. In 2009, she completed her graduate work, earning a Masters of Reading at Edinboro University.

Mrs. Jaco began her career as an assistant teacher at the Titusville Day Care. Continuing in the district, she was a substitute teacher for several years, taught Alternative Education, and was a GED instructor. During her time, she has taught at the elementary level, Language Arts and Reading in grades 6th-8th, and is currently the Title 1 Reading Specialist.

Nicole Johnson
Johnson, Nicole
Paraprofessional

Mrs. Johnson began working for the district in 2016 in the cafeteria.  She was hired in 2018 as  an aide for the special education department at Titusville Middle School.  Nicole attended Edinboro University where she majored in special education.  In addition she has worked for the PA Army National Guard and is a certified combat medic and a phlebotomist.  Nicole and her family reside in Titusville.

Marci Kelly
Kelly, Marci
School Nurse
Office: 814-827-2715 x 1435/2435

Mrs. Kelly has been the school nurse for Titusville Middle School and Titusville High School since 2009. She earned her B.S. in Nursing from Edinboro University and School Nurse Certification from Clarion University. Mrs. Kelly is also an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid instructor. She is a member of the National Association of School Nurses.


Jennifer King
King, Jennifer
Speech and Language
Office: 814-827-2715 x 5206/2121

Jen King is a graduate of Edinboro University with a BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She also went on to get her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology.  Her clinical experience includes working with Beverly Health Care, UPMC North and Millcreek Twp school district before being hired by the district in 2006.   In her spare time she enjoys family activities, reading, painting and gardening. 


Laura Kiser
Kiser, Laura
Paraprofessional
Office: 814-827-2715

Mrs. Laura Kiser has been employed by Titusville Area School District since August 2007 as an Educational Aide.
She is currently working at the Titusville Middle School.  

 

Alex Kline
Kline, Alex
Math Interventionist

Mr. Kline was hired by the district in 2018 as a math intervention specialist at TMS.  Alex is a graduate of Edinboro University of PA. In addition to teaching, Alex is also a JV/Varsity Basketball coach for the district.  Prior to being hired, he worked as a day to day substitute teacher for Kelly Educational Staffing and also was a Keystone Smiles AmeriCorps member during the 2017-18 school year where he worked as a math coach at Hydetown Elementary.

Toni Kline
Kline, Toni
Alternative Education Teacher
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2405

Mrs. Kline graduated from Clarion University with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  She earned her Master of Education from Clarion University in 2016.  Along with her K-6 teaching certification, Mrs. Kline also holds teaching certifications in English grades 7-12, Mathematics grades 7-9, and Family Consumer Science K-12.  Mrs. Kline has been with the Titusville Area School District since 2007.  She is currently the Alternative Education Coordinator for the District and teaches within the program.  Prior to teaching in the District, she taught Algebra at Post Oak Schools in Houston, Texas, elementary school in Pittsburgh, at St. Titus in Titusville, and Adult Education classes in Crawford County.  

Stephanie Knapp
Knapp, Stephanie
Language Arts
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2806

Mrs. Knapp is an 8th grade Reading and Language Arts teacher, as well as a faculty member for the Titusville Virtual Academy, who has been working in the Titusville Area School District since the 2007-2008 school year. Upon graduation from Franklin Area High School, she attended Thiel College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and became certified in both Secondary English and Elementary Education. In 2003, Mrs. Knapp earned her Master of Education in Instructional Accommodations from Francis Marion University. Prior to coming to Titusville, she taught in various schools throughout Pennsylvania and South Carolina.


Aside from teaching, Mrs. Knapp is the Middle School Newspaper Advisor and the co-chair for the Titusville Area School District’s Relay for Life team. She was previously a member of the Student Assistance Program at TMS, a member of the Schools to Watch team, and a team facilitator for 8th grade.

Outside of school, she serves as a member of the Titusville YWCA Board of Directors. She is an avid reader and enjoys crocheting and scrapbooking. However, the most important thing in her life is spending time with her three sons, Garrett, Coleman, and Dalton.

Jayna Leach
Leach, Jayna
Special Education ELA
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2601

Mrs. Leach was born and raised in Titusville, PA and graduated rom Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary/Special Education.  She is currently in the process of earning her Master's degree in Behavior Management from Edinoboro Univ.  She has taught Emotional Support for a neighboring school district and is currently teaching sixth grade Reading and Language Arts at TMS.   

Anneliese Ledebur
Ledebur, Anneliese
Social Studies
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2804

Anneliese Ledebur is a proud graduate of Titusville High School. Upon her graduation, Miss Ledebur attended Geneva College and obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts degree in History Education. In 2002, she joined the Titusville Area School District as a Middle School Social Studies teacher. Since that time, Miss Ledebur received her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Edinboro University.


Miss Ledebur is most proud of her work with the Wilderness Quest program. This outdoor educational opportunity was created in 1973 by her father, Dennis Ledebur and several other TASD employees. One of the longest running TASD programs, Wilderness Quest has been recognized by the Association for Middle Level Education for its innovative and unique curriculum. 

Jean Machokas
Machokas, Jean
Spanish
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2701

Mrs. Machokas has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Education, English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. She began her teaching career in 2009 for the Franklin School District. In 2010, she was hired as the ESL teacher for Titusville. Mrs. Machokas taught ESL for 3 years. She came to the Middle School as a Spanish teacher in 2013. She currently teaches 7th and 8th grade Spanish.

Currently, Mrs. Machokas is the Culture Club advisor at the Middle School. She is a member of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, and spending time with her family.

Brooke Martin
Martin, Brooke
TMS School Counselor
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2431

Mrs. Martin has been a School Counselor at Titusville Middle School since 2005. She grew up in the state of New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Master’s Degree in Secondary School Counseling at Edinboro University in 2005. Mrs. Martin’s previous work was in the Student Affairs Division at Castleton State College in Vermont and at Allegheny College in Meadville. She lives in Meadville with her husband and two sons.

Cynthia McCord
McCord, Cynthia
TMS School Counselor
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2430

Cindy McCord serves as the TMS School Counselor for the Titusville Area School District. She has been a school counselor since 1989 and is certified in both elementary and secondary school counseling. Cindy earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, a Masters in Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a graduate certificate in Character Education from Edinboro University of PA. Professional affiliations include: American School Counselor’s Association, Pennsylvania School Counselor’s Association, Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education and the Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals. Cindy is also a member of the Titusville Rotary Club.


Marshall Metzgar
Metzgar, Marshall
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2500
 Mr. Metzgar was hired in 2012 as the head day shift custodian at the Middle School.
Tim Miller
Miller, Tim
Health & Physical Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2119

Mr. Miller is a graduate of Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health. He began working for the Titusville Area School District as a high school teacher in the fall of 1999 and taught there for three years. After this experience, he taught at Pleasantville and Hydetown for the next ten years of his career. Mr. Miller currently teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade physical education and health at the Middle School. He holds a Master’s degree from Gannon University. He is also a Level 1 Crossfit instructor. He is the head golf coach for the varsity boys’ golf team and the 7th grade girls volleyball coach.


Paula Montgomery
Montgomery, Paula
Cafeteria
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2460

Mrs. Montgomery has worked for the Titusville Area School District in the cafeteria since 1999. Currently she works at Titusville Middle School cafeteria.
 

Eric Mowrey
Mowrey, Eric
Science
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2122

Mr. Mowrey has been teaching Science in the Titusville Area School District since 1988. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education from Slippery Rock University and a Master’s in Science Education from Clarion University. During his years at Titusville, he has coached wrestling, track and soccer.

 

Stacie Niedbala
Niedbala, Stacie
Business Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2110

Ms. Niedbala currently teaches computer applications at Titusville Middle School and coaches7th grade girls’ basketball. She has also taught 6th grade reading and language arts. In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education – Mathematics. Ms. Niedbala’s first teaching positions were with Business Institute of Pennsylvania (1997-2002) and Rocky Grove Junior/Senior High School (2002-2006). She began teaching business education at Titusville High School in 2006. During her time with the Titusville Area School District, Ms. Niedbala has taught computer applications, business education, elementary technology, reading, and language arts. In addition to her teaching duties, Ms. Niedbala has been a class advisor, prom advisor, elementary and junior high girls’ basketball coach, yearbook advisor, the YMCA gymnastics coordinator, a career counselor, and the director of Titusville Council on the Arts. In the years since earning her secondary mathematics teacher certification, Ms. Niedbala has added Business/Computer/ Information Technology K-12 and Middle School English/ Language Arts to her teaching certificate. Ms. Niedbala currently teaches computer applications at Titusville Middle School and coaches7th grade girls’ basketball. She has also taught 6th grade reading and language arts. In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education – Mathematics. Ms. Niedbala’s first teaching positions were with Business Institute of Pennsylvania (1997-2002) and Rocky Grove Junior/Senior High School (2002-2006). She began teaching business education at Titusville High School in 2006. During her time with the Titusville Area School District, Ms. Niedbala has taught computer applications, business education, elementary technology, reading, and language arts.

In addition to her teaching duties, Ms. Niedbala has been a class advisor, prom advisor, elementary and junior high girls’ basketball coach, yearbook advisor, the YMCA gymnastics coordinator, a career counselor, and the director of Titusville Council on the Arts. In the years since earning her secondary mathematics teacher certification, Ms. Niedbala has added Business/Computer/ Information Technology K-12 and Middle School English/ Language Arts to her teaching certificate.


Rebecca O'Donnell
O'Donnell, Rebecca
Mathematics
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2602

Mrs. O’Donnell is a sixth grade math teacher at Titusville Middle School. Her undergraduate work includes a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University and an Education Degree from Clarion University. She obtained her Master’s degree in Education from Clarion University with a certification to teach General Science, Biology, and Math.


Mrs. O’Donnell began her teaching career at TASD in 2005 as the Alternative Education coordinator. She began teaching full time for TASD in 2008 as a math and science teacher and currently teaches 6th grade math. Mrs. O’Donnell also owns and teaches dance lessons at A Dancer’s Reflection.

Jeremy O'Toole
O'Toole, Jeremy
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2446

Jeremy received a graduate degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University and received undergraduate degrees in both Business Management and Business Education from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, Jeremy worked as an online fraud analyst for a vendor company of Microsoft and later began his career in education as a business technology teacher in the city of Erie. Most recently he worked as an eLearning and Instructional Developer at Mercyhurst University. Jeremy is also a volunteer for the Titusville Redevelopment Authority and Erie SCORE. Mr. O’Toole enjoys hunting, camping, sports and most importantly, spending time with his family.


Scott Palotas
Palotas, Scott
Special Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2605

Mr. Palotas was hired in 2018 to work as an emotional support teacher in the the district's special education department.  He received his undergrad as well as his teaching degree from Edinboro University where he was certified in both elementary and special education.  He has over twenty years experience working with students with special needs.   Prior to coming to TASD he worked as an emotional support teacher at the high school level at Northwestern School District in Albion.   Scott and his family reside in Meadville.

Sarah Parish
Parish, Sarah
Art
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2107

Miss Parish is a Slippery Rock native holding a BS in fine arts and two Master's degrees in Education and Science in Art Education.  She attended both Westminster College and St. Joseph's University.  Prior to coming to work at TASD she worked as an assistant education coordinator and STEAM teacher for the Arts & Education at the Hoyt in New Castle, PA. 

Daniel Parks
Parks, Daniel
Mathematics
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2603

Mr. Dan Parks is a Sixth-Grade Math teacher at Titusville Middle School. His undergraduate work includes an Accounting in Business Administration Degree from Westminster College and an Educational Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His graduate work includes a Master’s Degree and Letter of Certification in School Administration from Edinboro University.

Mr. Parks began his career at TASD in 1999 as a Business, Computer, Information & Technology Teacher. He is an active member of the Titusville Education Association and Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Education.
 

Adam Preston
Preston, Adam
Mathematics
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2807

Mr. Preston has been teaching 7th and 8th grade math for the Titusville Area School District since 1991. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics/Secondary Education from Grove City College and his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Slippery Rock University. He currently lives in the Pleasantville area with his wife and three children.  


Martha Pringle
Pringle, Martha
Paraprofessional
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2445

Miss Pringle is a graduate of THS.  Prior to working at TASD, she was employed for 23 years in the financial industry. She began working for TASD in 1996 as the secretary to the Recreation Director of Titusville Leisure Services. Miss Pringle held that position for 17 years. In 2013 she became a Library Aide at the Middle School. She enjoys gardening and biking.

  

Leslie Prugh
Prugh, Leslie
Language Arts
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2805

Mrs. Prugh is an 8th grade Reading and Language Arts teacher. She began her career at Titusville Middle School the 2010-2011 school year teaching 6th-8th grade Special Education. Mrs. Prugh graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She also is highly qualified in the areas of Middle Level ELA and Middle Level Math. Mrs. Prugh completed her Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction in December 2014 from Clarion University. She was previously the Student Council Advisor from 2011-2015 and was a participant of the TMS Schools to Watch team in 2014-2015.

Cheri Quirk
Quirk, Cheri
Language Arts
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2704

Cheri Quirk has been a teacher in the Titusville School District since 1995. She graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in English Education and a degree in Psychology. She also graduated from Gannon University with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction. She has taught both seventh and eighth grade Language Arts and Reading.

During her time with Titusville, Cheri has developed, implemented, and run several new programs. She started the Gold Card Program, an incentive program in which students receive awards for displaying a positive attitude in school. She discovered the Medieval Faire from a neighboring school district, brought it back, and implemented it in the middle school with her team. She started the Academic Challenge Team, and she began a newspaper class entitled Middle Matters. This middle school staff published written pieces submitted by middle school teachers (English/science/social studies, etc.), and written by middle school students. These pieces were published once a month in the Titusville Herald. With two partners, she also helped develop and implement the current PTG program which provides extra funding student events. Lastly, she has been trained and has participated on the Student Assistance Team.


Michael Reynolds
Reynolds, Michael
Science
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2114

Mr. Reynolds has been with the Titusville Area School District for 19 Years as a classroom teacher in science, virtual academy and alternative education. In 2013, he was a PAEMST (Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching) State Finalist. Mr. Reynolds received a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and Leadership from George Washington University. He is currently a varsity track coach and Robotics Club advisor.

Karen Roberts
Roberts, Karen
Cafeteria
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2460

Mrs. Karen Roberts has worked in the cafeteria for the Titusville Area School District since 1999 and is currently at the Middle School.


Camilla Rodgers
Rodgers, Camilla
Cafeteria
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2460

Mrs. Rodgers works in the cafeteria here at TMS.


Janey Rowe
Rowe, Janey
Cafeteria
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2460

Janey joined the TASD team in 2012 as substitute cafeteria aide and was hired as part-time cafeteria aide in 2013. She previously worked at Main Street School before transferring to TMS.


 

Rodney Sheffer
Sheffer, Rodney
Social Studies
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2606

Mr. Rod Sheffer is a Sixth-Grade Language Arts, PA and the World and Alternative Education teacher at Titusville Middle School. His undergraduate work is in the field of Elementary Education (K-6) from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. His Master’s Degree is in the field of “Curriculum and Instruction” from Gannon University of Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Sheffer began his teaching career at Titusville Area School District in 1997 as an Alternative Education instructor. He has taught Language Arts at the 6th grade level since 2003. He is an active member of TEA, NEA and PSEA. He loves to coach and spend time with his family in his spare time.



 

Kristen Snyder
Snyder, Kristen
Guidance Secretary
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2425

Mrs. Snyder is a graduate of Titusville High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville. She began her career in 2006 at Titusville High School as the Secretary to the Counselors. In 2013 she moved to Titusville Middle School and began there as the Secretary to the Counselors. Mrs. Snyder enjoys spending time with her husband (Justin) and son (Jayden), being outdoors, gardening and riding their side-by-side.


Cynthia Sopher
Sopher, Cynthia
Family & Consumer Science
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2113

Ms. Sopher has been an advisor for the student vocational organization, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), since starting her teaching career in 1990. She started a chapter of FCCLA at THS and TMS and has served on the PA FCCLA Board of Directors. She has received the honor of FCCLA Master Advisor and Mentor Advisor. She has advised four students as they ran and were elected to PA FCCLA State Executive Council and in turn, served as a state advisor three years of her service. Ms. Sopher is the department chairperson for TASD Family Consumer Sciences department and is a member of the TASD Coordinated School Health Committee.

Ms. Cindy Sopher is a graduate of Oil City High School, Class of 1974. She attended Mercyhurst College where she received a BS in Human Ecology. She earned her master degree in Home Economics Education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She worked for Gaston County and Kings Mountain school districts in North Carolina for five years before being hired by TASD in 1995.

Jessica Stover
Stover, Jessica
Principal
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2411

Ms. Stover is a graduate of the DuBois Area High School. She then attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, receiving a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and graduated in 2004. She started her teaching career as a sixth grade teacher for the DuBois Area School District in 2005. She taught Geography and Reading there for nine years, along with coaching the varsity girls’ soccer team and middle school track and field. While doing so she earned a Master’s in School Psychology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s in Educational Leadership and her Principal Certification from Edinboro University. In September of 2014, she was hired as the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director for Titusville Middle School and currently she has taken on the responsibilities of the Principal at TMS.

Ms. Stover enjoys being outdoors camping, walking and golfing. She loves to spend time with her family, friends and pets and fall weekends are spent cheering on Penn State and Steeler football.

 

Hollie Tainton
Tainton, Hollie
Gifted K-12
Office: 814-827-2715 x 1107

Mrs. Tainton is a graduate of Edinboro University where she earned a Master’s degree in Special Education. She has been teaching at TASD since 2004. Currently, Mrs. Tainton is the K-12 Gifted Coordinator, the Secondary Transition Coordinator, and the THS Academic Challenge club advisor.


Joyce Tharp
Tharp, Joyce
Custodian
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2500
Julie Van Alstine
Van Alstine, Julie
Spanish
Office: 814-827-2715 x 1205/2705

Mrs. Van Alstine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish Education from Clarion University and her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. She teaches Spanish 7 at the Middle School and Spanish III and IV at the High School. Mrs. Van Alstine is a member of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language).

 

Patrick Vetter
Vetter, Patrick
Music
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2302

Patrick Vetter grew up in Northern New Jersey where he became active in his local sports, music, and scouting programs ultimately earning the Eagle Scout Award. Patrick went to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he performed in the Duquesne University Tamburitzans and graduated with a degree in Music Education. He has taught in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey as a substitute and part-time teacher before coming to Titusville.

Dorothea Weaver
Weaver, Dorothea
Cafeteria
Mrs. Weaver is a part-time cafeteria worker at TMS.
Michael Webb
Webb, Michael
Custodian

Michael is a night-shift custodian at TMS.


Teresa Zdarko
Zdarko, Teresa
Special Education
Office: 814-827-2715 x 2801

Mrs. Zdarko graduated from Titusville High School in 1989 and then attended Clarion University of PA. She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Her Instructional II certifications are General Science 7-12, Social Studies 7-12, and Mental or Physically handicapped K-12. She also attended Gannon University working towards her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

She began her educational career working at The Venango Training Center in Seneca and then went to Franklin City, Virginia. There she taught life skills for three years before returning to her alma mater and beginning her career in Titusville. She has been a member of the staff since 1997. She has taught in the elementary level at Cherrytree and Hydetown. She is currently full time at the Middle School teaching science and doing intervention services for students that may need extra assistance in academic skills.


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