A Message from Superintendent Paladina

September 27, 2023

Dear New Castle Area School District Community:

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the New Castle Community and lead the school district into the future. I want to thank the Board of Education, Mr. Rossi, and the staff for the warm welcome. I was able to meet the staff during the September 22 in-service and came away thoroughly impressed. The work that Mr. Rossi has done in a brief period of time has also been impressive and it is much appreciated. I’m now eager to impact our student population in a positive way. My first day is October 2, and I look forward to beginning an overall assessment of where we are as a school district and how we can impact positive change for our students. I look forward to making inroads with the community through joining and supporting community organizations, partnering with local government, and supporting our theatre arts, band, academic, and athletic programs. As an introduction, I wanted to share a few things about me.

I was born and raised in Beaver County, and my first teaching position was in the area. I taught sixth grade and fourth grade and then became an Assistant Middle School Principal in the Bethel Park Area School District. From there, I was Principal of two elementary schools in the Karns City Area School District. I’ve been superintendent of the Philipsburg-Osceola School District for the past eleven years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Edinboro University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Superintendent’s Certification from Gannon University, and a Doctorate in Education from Northcentral University. My wife and I have four children ages 22, 20, 17, and 11. We are excited to move to the area. We are in the process of selling my house in Philipsburg. In the meantime, as I begin the transition, I’ll travel up for the week and stay with my wife’s family who live in New Castle, Neshannock, and Shenango. Once our house sells and we can get a more permanent residence, my family will make the transition as well. Everyone in my family is thrilled to be coming back home.

I can’t wait to meet with local community leaders about how we can partner to impact student attendance and create the best possible experiences for the children of the New Castle Area School District. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

Take care,

Dr. Gregg Paladina

“NCASD…We’re making a difference in the lives of our students.”

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