West Allegheny names new assistant superintendent

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The West Allegheny School District has hired Sean Aiken as assistant superintendent for personnel and student support services. He‘‍ll start his new job Aug. 18, filling the position vacated by William Englert Jr., who is retiring Aug. 29.

For six years, Mr. Aiken, 43,  has been the principal of Quaker Valley Middle School in Sewickley. Prior to that he was assistant principal at Shaler Area Middle School and the Urban Pathways Charter School. He started his career as a special education teacher and athletic director in Norfolk, Va.

He will work with West Allegheny superintendent Jerri Lynn Lippert, who joined the district July 1.

Just over 3,200 students attend West Allegheny schools, which serve residents of Oakdale, Findlay and North Fayette. 

Mr. Englert, 62, has worked for eight years in West Allegheny and said he is wrapping up his 30th year in education. 

As a principal, Mr. Aiken noted, he worked primarily with students and teachers. As an assistant superintendent he will be working with teachers and principals as well as a broad array of employees in multiple departments including food services and athletics. 

“West Allegheny has a reputation for being a strong community and an excellent school district,” Mr. Aiken said. “The opportunity to be a part of this growing community is exciting and I look forward to working with the people of this community and school district.“ 

Mr. Lippert said Mr. Aiken “comes with many positive accolades“ from former superintendents and ”will bring expertise in major building renovations and instructional technology.“

Mr. Aiken lives in Ross with his wife, Anna, and their five children. He is working toward a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He received a master’‍s degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and his bachelor‘‍s degree from Malone College in Canton, Ohio.

Linda Wilson Fuoco: lfuoco@post-gazette.com or 412-722-0087.


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