Leadership changes at two schools in North Hills district announced
The North Hills School District has approved leadership changes at two of its schools.
Mary Grimm, who has served as principal at Ross Elementary School since 2016 will become the assistant principal at the middle school at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.
Grimm has a master's degree in teaching and a principal's certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Duquesne University. Prior to her career in education, she worked as a software trainer, instructional designer and project manager for a technology solutions company.
Before joining the district, Grimm taught for 15 years in the Blackhawk and Western Beaver school districts.
Jason Beall, who has been the assistant principal at North Hills Middle School since 2013, will become the principal of Ross Elementary School when classes resume from summer break in late August.
Beall earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Barton College in North Carolina. He holds a masters in secondary mathematics and an administration and supervision certificate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Prior to coming to North Hills, Beall was an inclusion and mathematics teacher for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. He also served as a mathematics teacher and school accountant and business manager for Baltimore City Public Schools.
“We are fortunate to have so many extraordinary administrative leaders who work diligently to inspire our students and staff to achieve their goals and continually improve themselves academically, socially and emotionally,” Superintendent Pat Mannarino said.
“I am confident that both Ross Elementary School and North Hills Middle School will continue to thrive under their leadership.”
Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368.