Upper St. Clair School District

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March 1, 2017
 
Dr. Wagner recognized by Pitt School of Education

Dr. Timothy Wagner Upper St. Clair High School Associate Principal for Program Planning & Innovation Timothy M. Wagner, Ed.D. has been named an Early Career Awardee from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

“I am honored to receive Pitt's School of Education Early Career Award,” Dr. Wagner said. “The faculty and programs at Pitt coupled with the mentors and professional opportunities I've been afforded in Upper St. Clair have directed my career in ways that I know are lifelong blessings.”

The Early Career Award recognizes recent alumni with less than 10 years of professional experience for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom, administration, support services and/or extra-curricular activities and programs.

Dr. Wagner was nominated for the award by Dr. Patrick T. O’Toole, Upper St. Clair School District’s superintendent of schools.

“When I think about his amazing contributions, I have to remind myself that Dr. Wagner is still a young educator,” Dr. O’Toole said. “As a young professional, he is committed to his own lifelong learning and has worked hard within formal and informal leadership roles to assist other educators in their ongoing development.”

Having joined the Upper St. Clair faculty in the fall of 2007, Dr. Wagner began his teaching career as an elementary teacher. Throughout his tenure with the district, he has also taught middle-level English and social studies and has served as a gifted education coordinator for students in grades 7-12. From 2013-15, Dr. Wagner served as the middle school English language arts curriculum leader. He was promoted to his current position as associate high school principal for program planning and innovation in July 2015.

“Dr. Wagner’s success as an Upper St. Clair teacher and leader can be attributed to who he is as an individual,” Dr. O’Toole said. “He is so capable but stays motivated to continue to develop himself. He is a huge relationship builder whose genuine care for others is evident in all that he does.”

Beyond Upper St. Clair, Dr. Wagner is an adjunct faculty member in the Washington & Jefferson College Education Department. His scholarly interests relate to curriculum design, leadership development, school-based behavioral health, and the school experience of child refugees.

A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, Dr. Wagner earned a bachelor’s degree in child development and education. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in applied developmental psychology and a doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is currently enrolled in the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility program.

In October 2014, Dr. Wagner received the 2014 Outstanding Young Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. This award recognizes educators who have made an impact on educating the whole child, leadership and contributions to the profession. Two years later, in the fall of 2016, PASCD named him an Emerging Leader. The PASCD Emerging Leader program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy and practice at the state level.

In addition to his educational experience, Dr. Wagner is a leader within the greater community. He serves as the vice chair of the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair; is on the board of directors for Beverly’s Birthdays, the Historical Society of Upper St. Clair, and the Young Life River Region; and is a long-standing committee member for USC Cares, a community group of the Youth Steering Community engaged in exploring and promoting the 40 Developmental Assets.
 
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