Hampton hires from within for new high school principal
Hampton High School will welcome a familiar face as high school principal next school year.
Hampton school board approved the hiring of Marguerite Imbarlina, current secondary assistant principal and instructional coach, as the high school principal effective July 1 during a special meeting April 28.
“I'm excited to work with the community, faculty and staff to continue to move forward,” said Imbarlina of Shaler Township.
Imbarlina will replace Jeff Finch who in March was selected by the board to be Hampton's assistant superintendant for a four-year term, effective July 1 through June 30, 2018.
Imbarlina was hired at a salary of $115,000.
School Board President Bryant Wesley said he was excited to welcome Imbarlina to the position.
“You were far and above the best candidate, and we're proud to have you,” Wesley said after the board voted to hire Imbarlina.
She started her career as an English teacher in South Fayette School District and moved to Hampton in 2004.
She became high school assistant principal in 2012.
Imbarlina holds a doctorate in education focusing on administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh as well as her certification as a K-12 principal and supervisor of instruction and curriculum. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Washington & Jefferson College and holds a master's in reading education from Pitt.
Her dissertation was an analysis of secondary schools' and principals' need to implement literacy instruction across subject areas. Imbarlina said she also sees her work benefitting the high school and district to create a literacy plan to integrate literacy instruction in all subjects.
“I want to maintain the momentum we started with moving teachers forward to improving assessment to improving instruction … and open up programs to have kids think about what they can do with their education,” Imbarlina said.
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Housing proposal denied
- Shaler Area Elementary students transform classroom into inflatable lunar colony
- School board primary choices advance to general election
- Jeter Backyard Theater effort helps foster children
- One incumbent out, races remain for Shaler school board
- Primary results keep all candidates in race
- Retailer, Ross Park Mall owner form partnership
- Longtime Shaler Area athletic director to retire
- Write-in votes could continue Ross Ward 7 race
- Pleasant Hills library to put new voices on old-time radio shows
- Northway developer seeks variance requests without knowing tenants, buildings