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Quaker Valley principal to join West Allegheny

| Thursday, July 17, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Quaker Valley Middle School Principal Sean Aiken will leave the district next month to become assistant superintendent for personnel and student support services for the West Allegheny. School District

He was appointed last week and will begin his new duties on Aug. 18, according to a West Allegheny release.

Aiken, 43, has been with Quaker Valley for six years.

“I am extremely honored to be selected as an assistant superintendent of the West Allegheny School District,” Aiken said in a news release.

“West Allegheny has a reputation for being a strong community and an excellent school district.”

Aiken's salary at West Allegheny is not known. At Quaker Valley, he had earned $103,450.

Quaker Valley has not yet formalized plans to replace Aiken, spokeswoman Tina Vojtko said.

She said Aiken and Assistant Principal Adrienne Floro are working to “ensure a smooth start to the school year,” which begins Aug. 25.

Aiken becomes the third Quaker Valley administrator to leave the district this year.

Joseph Clapper retired as superintendent in June and was later named assistant executive director for the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals.

He was replaced by Heidi Ondek, who most recently had served as assistant superintendent.

In May, the Chartiers Valley School District hired Director of Academic Services Jillian Bichsel as its director of professional development and curriculum.

Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-324-1408or

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