Newsmaker: Heidi Ondek
Noteworthy: Ondek received the 2013 Distinguished Female Educator Award from the Tri-State Area School Study Council, which is part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. The award recognizes educators for their “leadership within their school districts and communities, as well as their mentorship and assistance extended to others.”
Family: Husband, Ed; son, Eddie, 9; four adult daughters; and five grandchildren
Occupation: Assistant superintendent of Quaker Valley Schools
Background: Ondek was principal of Quaker Valley High School from 2004 to 2006. Previously, she was an elementary principal in the Northgate School District for seven years. She also served as director of special education, curriculum and staff development for the Fort Cherry School District. She began her career as a special education teacher.
Education: Bachelor o f Science in education from Slippery Rock University in 1984 and a Master of Science in education from Duquesne University in 1993. She earned a doctorate in administrative and policy studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.
Quote: “One of the reasons I am getting this award is because of the work I've done as a mentor, so to be recognized by those who mentored me is quite an honor.”
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