North Hills fills four posts on district’s leadership team
The North Hills School District has added four new people to its leadership team — three at the high school and for the elementary level.
The school board voted unanimously May 30 to fill the following positions:
• Kevin McKiernan has been hired to serve as the new principal of North Hills High School. Before joining the district he worked for the West Allegheny School District, where he was principal of West Allegheny High School for the past two years. Prior to, he was the high school’s academic principal from 2015 to 2017 and the assistant principal from 2009 to 2015.
Before West Allegheny, McKiernan worked as a social studies teacher at Northgate Middle/Senior High School from 2003 to 2009.
McKiernan received his bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College and master of education in school administration and K-12 Principal Certification from California University of Pennsylvania.
He replaces Beth Williams, who was named the district’s new assistant superintendent earlier this year.
• Hanna Mincemoyer has been named assistant principal of the North Hills High School.
Mincemoyer joins the district from Sewickley Academy, where she taught honors algebra and geometry and served as House Cavalier Dean. Prior to that she taught mathematics in the Seneca Valley School District.
Mincemoyer attended the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State for her undergraduate studies and completed her master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh in Administrative and Policy Studies. She alsh has her K-12 Principal Certification.
• John Lesjack also has been hired as an assistant principal at the high School.
Lesjack joins most recently worked in the Brookville Area School District, where he spent the last three years as assistant principal of the district’s four buildings.
Prior to working at Brookville Area Lesjack taught world history at Butler Area Intermediate High School.
Lesjack earned a bachelor of arts in history from Kenyon College in Ohio and received his master’s of arts degree in teaching from the University of Pittsburgh.
After graduating from Pitt, Lesjack attended Edinboro University where he earned a master of Educational Leadership degree and K-12 Principal Certification.
• Jessica Sapsara has been hired as an assistant elementary school principal for the district.
Sapsara joins North Hills from neighboring Shaler Area School District where she was a teacher at the middle school for the past six years and had of the mathematics department for seventh and eighth grades.
Dr. Sapsara began her teaching career at Pittsburgh’s Career Connections Charter High School, where she worked for eight years.
Sapsara has a doctorate in education from Duquesne University. She earned a master’s degree in elementary and middle school mathematics as well as a bachelor of science in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She obtained her principal certification from California University of Pennsylvania.
Sapsara replaces Michelle Springola, who was promoted to McIntyre Elementary School principal.
Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .