High School Assistant Principal
Mrs. Tracy Kuchnicki
Mrs. Kuchnicki was named assistant principal on July 14, 2022. She served as the emotional support teacher for the previous five years and as Special Education Department chair for grades 7-12 for the last three years, both at Pine-Richland High School.
“I am honored to continue my career with Pine-Richland School District as an assistant principal," Ms. Kuchnicki said. "We have such an amazing student body and staff at the high school. I look forward to fostering a sense of community through collaboration with Pine-Richland students, staff and families.”
Mrs. Kuchnicki has participated on several building level committees that help promote student growth such as RAMS Way, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) at the high school level. Most recently, she was part of the In-Depth Program Review study for special education and MTSS.
"Mrs. Kuchnicki is focused on making learning improvements for every student every day and partnering with PR teachers to develop positive school culture," noted Dr. Frank Hernandez, principal of Pine-Richland High school. "Mrs. Kuchnicki has a strong understanding of Pine-Richland's mission, vision, values and goals, and how she can work as a member of the high school administrative team to support success and continuous growth for students, staff and programs.
Dr. Michael Pasquinelli, assistant superintendent of secondary education and curriculum, added, "Mrs. Kuchnicki has developed her leadership skills over the past few years as our special education department chair and high school emotional support teacher,. These experiences, along with her desire to contribute on a broader scale to help improve the academic and social experiences for all high school students, will make an immediate, positive impact."
Prior to working at Pine-Richland, Mrs. Kuchnicki held the role of transition coordinator/special education teacher at Lifesteps Transition Program for four years, and special education teacher at The Summit Academy for two-and-a-half years. She earned a bachelor of science degree in special education and elementary education at Slippery Rock University, a master’s degree in education for special education supervision, and a principal certificate from Point Park University.