Principals named for Seneca Valley cyber program
By Shawn Annarelli
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Seneca Valley school directors recently promoted Denise Manganello to principal and hired Tony Conti as assistant principal for the district's Academy of Choice, otherwise known as its cyber program.
The program offers students from Seneca Valley and 26 partnering school districts the opportunity to take online classes full time, part time, or as a supplement to traditional full-time classes. The cyber program is available to all grade levels, K-12.
Manganello, a Seneca Valley graduate, has been the program's assistant principal since its inception in 2007, but a growing staff and enrollment prompted the school board to create the position of principal for her.
Manganello said she will have a staff of about 40 teachers in the fall. She also said the cyber program had more than 3,200 students from Seneca Valley and partnering school districts enroll in at least one class in the last school year. Only 40 students enrolled in the program's inaugural year six years ago.
“I think this is great for this program, because we've grown so much and now we have a full staff,” Manganello said.
Conti, also a Seneca Valley graduate, returns to the school district after working as the assistant principal at Westwood High School in Florida, which also offers a cyber program for its students.
“It's been really surreal since I've been back the last two weeks, and the great reality is that Seneca Valley is a highly respected school district and it is great to be back,” Conti said.
The school board also named Jeffrey Roberts, former assistant principal of the cyber program, as the assistant principal of the senior high school. Roberts succeeds Jodie Perry, who became principal of the intermediate high school following Alan Cumo's retirement.
Shawn Annarelli is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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