Month: October 2016

Close joins art department

Art teacher Kathryn Close is the newest staff member. The recent IUP graduate enters her first year of teaching. She wanted to teach at Altoona to challenge herself and to begin something exciting. “Once I graduated I decided to leave home, which was hard, and start my new life on my own. It was exciting

New superintendent values community, recognizes challenges

With the start of the new school year, the Altoona Area School District welcomed a new Superintendent, Dr. Charles Prijatelj. Dr. Prijatelj’s career started when he  graduated from Bethel Park High School in 1978. He went to Duquesne University majoring in music education. When he got out of college, he was a taxpayer service representative