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Hampton hires new high school assistant principal

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
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A former math teacher will begin as the new assistant principal at Hampton High School on July 1.

The Hampton Township school board recently approved hiring Michael Amick.

“I'm really excited about it,” said Amick, 41, after the board's unanimous approval.

“It's such a great community and great team of administrators.”

He replaces Marguerite Imbarlina, who was promoted to high school principal. Amick was hired with an annual salary of $85,000.

Amick has a bachelor's degree in math from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of arts teaching degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his administrator certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Amick served as a high school math teacher for nine years at Columbus Public and Pittsburgh Public schools.

He then worked as a curriculum coach and as the curriculum coordinator at Pittsburgh Public Schools until 2012.

Most recently, Amick has been doing independent contract work to help with curriculum and professional development, training teachers in the Pennsylvania Core Standards and writing and editing curriculum.

“I was in central office administration for a while,” Amick said. “I really missed working with kids and seeing students grow.”

Amick hopes to use his background and experience to be an instructional leader and help support the high school's programming.

School board President Bryant Wesley said Amick is highly-qualified for the job.

“We're really happy to have (him),” Wesley said.

Amick lives in Friendship with his wife, Emily; and and sons, Henry, 7, and Kaleb, 5.

Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or bhofstetter@tribweb.com.

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