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Boyce Principal Receives Award from Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators

Mrs. Amy Pfender, Principal of Boyce Middle School for Upper St. Clair School District (USCSD), has been selected by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) for the Wanda McDaniel Honorary Membership Award. Mrs. Pfender was presented with the Award on Monday, May 4, at the PASA Women’s Caucus held in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The PASA Women’s Caucus annually selects a recipient of the Wanda McDaniel Honorary Membership Award. This honorary membership is awarded to an aspiring school administrator who shows evidence of great leadership potential. The award is named for Dr. Wanda McDaniel, an outstanding administrator and superintendent who displayed a high quality of leadership.

Mrs. Pfender’s employment with the School District began in August 2005 as a Special Education Teacher at Boyce Middle School. She assumed the position of Elementary Special Education Department Chairperson in the 2009-10 school year followed by her election as Special Education Curriculum Leader in the 2010-11 school year. In March 2012, Mrs. Pfender was appointed as the Middle School Assistant Principal (Grades 5-8) and was promoted to Boyce Middle School Principal in July 2013.

Mrs. Pfender holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her administrative principal certification, she also holds certifications in K-12 supervisor of curriculum and instruction and K-12 supervisor of special education, as well as five Instructional II certifications (K-12 mentally and/or physically handicapped, early childhood, elementary, mid-level English, and mid-level mathematics).

“Mrs. Pfender is very deserving of the Wanda McDaniel Honorary Membership Award from PASA. As a second year Principal at Boyce Middle School, she functions at the level of a very seasoned leader and truly shows evidence of continued leadership potential,” stated Dr. Patrick O’Toole, Superintendent of Schools.apfenderaward

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Amy Pfender proudly displays the Wanda McDaniel Honorary Membership Award she received from the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.
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