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September 2, 2014 at 9:12 am

Physics Alum Named Assistant Principal at Hampton High School

Ohio University alum Steve Pellathy ’94 is the new assistant principal at Hampton High School, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune.

Steve Pellathy

Steve Pellathy ’94

Pellathy, who earned a B.S. in Physics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, brings a strong science background to the administrative team at Hampton.

“I really do look forward to getting to know all the students and their families and make a contribution to Hampton to continue to move forward and maybe get better,” Pellathy said.

“I think I can be a direct support to students and families — all administrators play that role — (and help students) get the most out of their high school experience and really be prepared … after they leave high school.”

Pellathy has a doctorate in physics education and a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science from the University of Pittsburgh.

He also has a master’s degree in applied physics from Cornell University in New York and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Ohio University.

He received his principal certification in 2012 through Pitt by taking advantage of changes in the state Department of Education’s certification process that allowed three years of relevant professional experience to replace the requirement for five years of teaching experience.

Pellathy worked with the design team to develop the curriculum for the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, which opened August 2009. He then served as science coordinator for the entire Pittsburgh Public Schools district.

Most recently, he served as principal at the Environmental Charter School.

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