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Press Release Regarding Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Michele Dowell Hired as Superintendent of Schools for the Belle Vernon Area School District


The Belle Vernon Area School District hired Dr. Michele Dowell as Superintendent for a five-year term at it's regularly scheduled meeting on March 25th, 2019.


The Board participated in a lengthy search process coordinated through the PSBA (Pennsylvania School Board Association). The board considered several candidates but decided that the best course for the District was to avoid another change in leadership.


Rather the District will change her title from acting Superintendent to Superintendent so Dr. Dowell can continue the course she has undertaken the past year. She has led our District through a time of change and will continue to provide solid leadership while working closely with the Board and staff.