PITTSBURGH -- The North Hills School District Board of Education is unanimously committed to retaining Dr. Patrick J. Mannarino as the superintendent of schools for the North Hills School District.
In making the announcement at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, President Allison Mathis said the Board has been working on a tentative agreement to extend Dr. Mannarino’s contract for an additional five years upon its expiration in June of 2021.
Upon advice of the district’s solicitor, Michael Witherel, the extension is best to be finalized within the final year of the agreement, or after July 1, 2020. President Mathis stated that it is the intention of the board to extend Dr. Mannarino’s current contract and vote on the terms of the tentative agreement at the first available opportunity within the final year of his contract.
The five-year extension would keep Dr. Mannarino as superintendent of schools through June of 2026.
"Dr. Mannarino is an amazing asset to North Hills and a very visible and active superintendent. Anyone who spends even a few minutes with him can see his passion and commitment to this district and how much he cares about our students,” Mathis said. “I’m pleased that with the unanimous support of this board we have reached a tentative agreement to extend his contract upon its expiration and secure his future in North Hills!"
Dr. Mannarino has served as North Hills’ superintendent since 2012 after two years as an assistant superintendent. Prior to joining the central administrative staff, he served as principal of North Hills Senior High School for four years. He joined the North Hills School District staff as an assistant principal in 2002 and was promoted to associate principal in 2005.
"North Hills is my home,” Dr. Mannarino said. "I’m so proud of what we’ve built and thrilled to continue the greatness that we have established in this district."