Mr. Edward Katkich, a 1990 graduate of Aliquippa High
School, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from West
Virginia University. Subsequently, he pursued his Master in Educational
Administration from Youngstown State University. Mr. Katkich is a long
standing member of the National Association of Elementary and Secondary School
Principals (NAESSP), Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary
School Principals (PAESSP), National Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development (NASCD), and the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development (PASCD).
Since 1997, Mr. Katkich has proudly served as an employee
of the Hopewell Area School District. Following a brief, yet rewarding,
five year tenure as a 7th/8th grade geography and social studies educator, Mr. Katkich joined the Hopewell Area School District’s Administrative Team as Jr. High Assistant Principal. In 2005, he was promoted to Junior High Principal and continues to serve the Hopewell Learning Community in this capacity.
Throughout his tenure of over 20 years with the Hopewell
Area School District, Mr. Katkich has assisted in the development of the
District’s Strategic, Safety and Special Education Plans. Collaboratively
with staff members, Mr. Katkich has worked to integrate curricular offerings to
include STEAM oriented electives and various other courses focused on the
application of skills gained within the core content. He strongly
believes that as an educational leader one should always listen to the voices
of his/her students. For if you wish to provide an engaging learning
environment, an educational leader needs to decipher the interests of the young
academicians in order to foster a truly meaningful curricula.