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    Mrs. Paula Giran, Principal

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    Mrs. Giran became Hance Elementary's principal in the summer of 2023.  Prior to that, she spent five years as one of the assistant principals at Eden Hall Upper Elementary.  She also served as the principal of Pine-Richland Virtual Academy (PRVA). Additionally, she was the district administrative lead for the gifted and social studies departments and a member of the district RAMS Way Team.

    Prior to joining PR,  Mrs. Giran worked in the Norwin School District as a fifth and sixth-grade gifted education coordinator, fifth-grade math and science teacher, and a fourth-grade teacher.

    Mrs. Giran earned a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences from Seton Hill College with certifications in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Business, Computers & Informational Technology; a Master of Education in STEM Education from the California University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she earned her principal certification from Point Park University.