North Allegheny school board votes to fill key administrative position
The North Allegheny school board recently filled the post for the newly created administrative position of director of curriculum, assessment and professional development.
The board voted unanimously at its July 18 meeting to hire Jillian Bichsel, the director of curriculum and assessment for the Chartiers Valley School District since 2014. Bichsel starting date has not yet been determined. Her annual salary will be $127,000 a year.
Bichsel replaces Tammy Andreyko who recently was hired as superintendent for the Quaker Valley School District.
Bichsel has a bachelor’s degree in English from Wittenberg University, a master’s degree in English education from Ohio State University, gifted education K-12 certification from Ashland University and a doctorate of education in school leadership from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also obtained principal K-12 certification and a superintendent’s letter of eligibility.
She began her career in education as a middle and high school English teacher in Ohio and Mississippi. She also has worked for the East Central Ohio Educational Services Center as well as the Indian Valley and Wooster City school districts in Ohio.
Bichsel then moved to Pennsylvania, where she has worked for the Quaker Valley, and Fox Chapel Area school districts before taking the job at Chartiers Valley.
“We are looking forward to Dr. Bichsel joining our team at North Allegheny,” said superintendent Robert Scherrer. “Her expertise will allow the district to continue to provide engaging and robust opportunities for both students and staff members.”
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