Assistant Superintendent John Rozzo Receives Outstanding Administrator Award
Mr. John Rozzo, Assistant Superintendent for Upper St. Clair School District (USCSD), has been selected by the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education (PAMLE) to receive the Outstanding Middle Level Administrator Award. Mr. Rozzo was presented with the Award on Monday, February 23, at the PAMLE Conference held in State College, Pennsylvania.PAMLE seeks to honor administrators who value, understand and support effective middle level education and who promote powerful learning for young adolescents. Criteria for selection includes understanding how young adolescents learn, promoting middle level education, building community support, supporting and modeling effective middle level philosophy, and encouraging professional development of middle level best practices.Mr. Rozzo was appointed as Assistant Superintendent of USCSD in July 2014. He began his tenure in March 2005 as the Fort Couch Middle School Assistant Principal. In March 2012, Mr. Rozzo was promoted to Middle School Academic Principal (Grades 5-8). In July 2013, he assumed additional responsibilities that were reflected in a new title, Supervisor of Middle Level Education (Grades 5-8). Mr. Rozzo earned his bachelors degree from Penn State University and his masters degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He is presently finishing his doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Before moving to USCSD, Mr. Rozzo was a middle school teacher with the Brentwood School District.“Mr. Rozzo is truly deserving of the Outstanding Middle Level Administrator Award. His vision for middle level education, student-centered focus, and his relational leadership style have contributed significantly to the on-going success of students and staff at Boyce and Fort Couch Middle Schools,” stated Dr. Patrick O’Toole, Superintendent of Schools.