Nedene Gullen, the business manager of the Duquesne City School District, has been named acting superintendent.
A press release from the district said Ms. Gullen will serve as acting superintendent while the district searches for a permanent superintendent. For her additional duties, Mr. Gullen's annual salary was increased from $61,609 to $64,669.
Ms. Gullen is a 1997 graduate of Duquesne High School. who holds an associate's degree in paralegal studies from Bradford Business School and has worked for the district since 2005.
She has worked as a business office assistant, assistant to the superintendent on finance, business officer supervisor, acting business manager and, since July 2012, business manager.
"We believe that Ms. Gullen is an excellent choice for the position and we look forward to working with her as we begin the 2014-15 fiscal year," state receiver Paul Long said in a press release.
Ms. Gullen replaces Barbara McDonnell, who was acting superintendent for the 2013-14 school year. Ms. McDonnell will remain with the district as the senior administrator, a newly created position, at a salary of $109,468. Her job description was not immediately available.
Duquesne serves about 360 students in grades K-6. Students in grades 7-12 attend either the East Allegheny or West Mifflin Area school districts.
First Published July 1, 2014 12:00 AM