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Pine-Richland Hires Director of Financial and Operational Services

Christopher JuzwickPine-Richland School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Christopher Juzwick as its new director of financial and operational services. The board approved his selection at their August 7, 2023, public meeting.

Mr. Juzwick brings more than 20 years of financial experience, including over five years working in public education. Currently the assistant director of finance for South Fayette Township School District, Mr. Juzwick also worked as the director of fiscal affairs and budget for Carlynton School District. 

“I am appreciative of the wonderful opportunity to join the district. It is already clear I am joining an amazing team and community that has a student-centered focus. I feel fortunate that Pine-Richland looks at me as someone that is of the right character and experience to fit their culture and team,” said Mr. Juzwick. “I have been very fortunate in my career to work for two outstanding districts prior to this opportunity. Pine-Richland’s team has built a financially healthy organization to maximize the return on investment for the stakeholders of the community. My goal is to continue to maintain the financial health of the district for years to come with our team.”

Mr. Juzwick earned a B.S. in accounting from Grove City College and an M.S. in accounting from Robert Morris University. He is a current member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. While at South Fayette, Mr. Juzwick helped manage a $76 million budget and became well-versed in school construction. He has led grant coordination and reporting for the district. His private sector experience includes time as an auditor, staff accountant and controller.

“On behalf of the school district and community, I am proud to welcome Mr. Christopher Juzwick to Pine-Richland in the role of Director of Financial and Operational Services,” said Dr. Brian Miller, superintendent. “Chris brings a wide range of financial experience and expertise both within and outside the education sector. In addition to that expertise, he also brings the character, integrity and ethical foundation needed in this critical role.”

Mr. Juzwick will replace Mrs. Dana Kirk, who previously served in multiple financial positions for the district.

“For two decades, Mrs. Dana Kirk has provided financial expertise to the students, staff, parents and community of Pine-Richland,” shared Dr. Miller. “She has been an integral part of the strategic approach to strengthen the financial health of the district. This includes a beneficial trend in all measures and metrics of financial performance. She has also provided key input to the capital funding plan and overall operations. We wish her the best in future endeavors.”