• Elementary Principal
    Contact Information
    Dr. Gene Nicastro
    Phone: 724-443-1558
    Email: gnicastro@pinerichland.org
    Dr. Gene Nicastro is the principal of Richland Elementary School, and he joined the Pine-Richland team in January of 2012.  Prior to joining the Pine-Richland School District, he was an administrator in the Highlands School District.  Dr. Nicastro was the principal of Heights Elementary School for five years, and in the 2011-2012 school year, he was the principal at Fairmount Primary Center. 


    Dr. Nicastro began his career as an elementary school teacher in the Riverview School District, which is located in Oakmont, PA. He completed his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University.  He earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and he also earned a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Gannon University.  Additionally, Dr. Nicastro has earned certifications as K-12 Principal, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Reading Specialist.  

    During his free time, he enjoys many activities with his wife, two daughters, and extended family.  He also loves spending time outdoors.  His hobbies include camping, backpacking, and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins.