North Hills High School Principal Kevin McKiernan joined North Hills in 2019 from the West Allegheny School District where he served as principal of West Allegheny High School from 2017 to 2019. Prior to, he was West Allegheny High School’s academic principal from 2015 to 2017 and the assistant principal from 2009 to 2015.
During his time at West Allegheny, McKiernan was instrumental in leading significant academic reform to ensure every graduate is prepared for a career and/or college, and has a viable post-secondary plan. He also increased student access to and success in Advanced Placement courses and expanded academic opportunities through dual college enrollment and assess to Parkway West Career and Technology.
Before West Allegheny, McKiernan worked as a social studies teacher at Northgate Middle/Senior High School from 2003 to 2009. During his time at Northgate, he was the head varsity boys’ basketball coach and twice named WPIAL AA Section 4 Coach of the Year
McKiernan received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College and Master of Education in School Administration and K-12 Principal Certification from California University of Pennsylvania.
He lives in Ross Township with his wife, Lauren, and their three children, 11-year-old twins Keelin and Finnegan, and 9-year-old Brigid.
He replaces Dr. Beth Williams who was promoted to North Hills School District Assistant Superintendent.
Kevin McKiernan, Principal
Christina Kubala, Secretary