Principal of Milliones resigns for family reasons
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The principal of the Pittsburgh Public Schools' university-partnership school is resigning.
Sito Narcisse, who joined the district about a year ago and oversaw the opening in August of Pittsburgh Milliones in the Hill District, will leave at the end of the school year for family reasons, district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said yesterday.
Dr. Narcisse said he's leaving because his wife, Dr. Zania Narcisse, has accepted a residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12, a highly touted part of the district's high-school improvement campaign, operates under a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh. It opened with about 130 ninth-graders with plans to evolve into a school for grades six through 12.
"We've made a lot of progress," Dr. Narcisse said.
The school says it offers a "total college-going culture" and draws resources from Pitt, which has located its urban education center in the Milliones building.
Many of the school's students would have gone to Schenley High School if the district hadn't closed the building for maintenance reasons, eliminated the ninth grade and moved Schenley's remaining students to the Reizenstein building in Shadyside at the end of the last school year.
First Published April 25, 2009 12:00 am