March 4, 2019
Administrator named to PA student councils board
Daniel J. Beck, Upper St. Clair High School assistant principal, was recently named to the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils. His appointment is the result of a memorandum of understanding between PASC and the Pennsylvania Principals Association, where Mr. Beck has served as the assistant principal-at-large board member since July 2018.
Two principals, affiliated with the PA Principals Association, were tapped to represent high school principals throughout the commonwealth. Mr. Beck serves as the representative for western Pennsylvania.
The mission of PASC is to engage and recognize student leaders and advisors in leadership training, networking, community service, school improvement, personal development opportunities, and civic engagement in the 21st century.
“I'm humbled and honored to work in a district, and serve in a role as assistant principal, that also aspires to meet these goals,” Mr. Beck said. “Serving on the PASC Board allows me to grow as a leader through learning from many teachers that support student councils across the commonwealth. Additionally, I'll be able to help coordinate efforts with PA Principals in advocating on the behalf of public educators.”
Mr. Beck is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from others in order to better support Upper St. Clair students.
“Our students are already doing amazing things. I hope that I'll be able to continue helping their efforts of uniting voices, serving the community and committing to progress,” he said. “I believe that other districts across the commonwealth are doing this in different ways, so I'll learn from their experiences and bring perspective back to our outstanding sponsors.”
The 2019 National Student Council Conference will be held in the Pittsburgh area this summer – providing collaborative opportunities on a national scale. The conference is slated for June 24-26, 2019, at South Fayette High School.
Mr. Beck joined the Upper St. Clair High School leadership staff in 2013. Previously, he taught secondary English in the Greensburg Salem School District and the Berlin Brothers Valley School District.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from Duquesne University; a master’s of education from the University of Pittsburgh; and is currently a doctoral and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility candidate at Duquesne University.