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Greensburg Central Catholic graduate returns as staffer

| Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

A Greensburg Central Catholic alumna has joined her alma mater's administrative staff.

Latrobe native and 2003 graduate Christine Mahady assumed the roles of junior high school principal and high school assistant principal on July 16, the Diocese of Greensburg announced.

She joins 1965 graduate Donald Teti, who was named junior-senior high school principal this summer.

In June, the diocese appointed Maureen Marsteller as superintendent of Catholic schools.

Revamping of the administrative team began in October, when former principal Denise Myers was fired on discovery of “financial irregularities,” according to a diocese statement.

In December, the diocese announced that Trent Bocan, superintendent of schools since 2006, had been removed from his position.

Mahady attended Christ the Divine Teacher School in Latrobe and earned a bachelor's degree in music from Seton Hill University, along with a K-12 teaching certification.

She has a master's degree in music education from the Boston Conservatory, which helped lead her to professional opportunities as an opera singer. While in Boston, she worked as a music educator and took a professional development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, Future of Learning Institute.

She taught creative arts and was an arts instructional leader at Pittsburgh's Propel Charter School for four years.

Mahady holds a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Seton Hill and a certificate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, where she has taken doctoral level courses.

Her primary responsibility will be junior high instruction and strategic design evaluation. She also will assist Teti with the high school program and student discipline in all grades.

“Christine has a zeal for doing things the right way,” Teti said in a news release.

Teti, former assistant superintendent for secondary schools for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, worked with Mahady when she was a principal intern at Seton-La Salle Catholic High School in Mt. Lebanon.

They also served on the academic committee for program development at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh.

“She has a strong knowledge of curriculum and relates with people well,” Teti said.

“I am excited to be here at my alma mater with an opportunity to be a school leader and do some exciting, innovative work,” Mahady said.

Mary Pickels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com.

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