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District to Welcome New Team Member

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Pine-Richland School District is welcoming a new member of the senior leadership team. The board approved Erin Hasinger as director of communications at the board meeting on May 16, 2022.

"We are excited to welcome Ms. Hasinger to Pine-Richland,” said Superintendent Brian Miller, Ed.D. “Throughout the interview process, she expressed her passion for communications and serving organizations with a compelling mission. The ability to engage with students, staff, and the community to tell the story of education at PR is a motivation to her.” 

Ms. Hasinger joins the district with 20 years of marketing and communication experience, most recently as communications manager for the Materials Research Society in Warrendale where she was responsible for the organization's communications, marketing, and web development. 

Prior to her stint at the Materials Research Society, she held communications roles focusing on content development, search engine optimization, copywriting, and public relations. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Pennsylvania State University.

“I am honored to join the team at Pine-Richland,” said Ms. Hasinger. “Working for non-profit organizations has been so gratifying for me, and I cannot think of anything more important than working in public education. Pine-Richland's strong reputation and sense of community were very attractive qualities to me, and I'm looking forward to being able to contribute.”

She is replacing Rachel Hathhorn who expressed her sincerest gratitude for the opportunities that she has had serving the families and staff at Pine-Richland and working with the senior leadership team and administration for the past 17 years as she relocates out of town. 

Ms. Hasinger will have the opportunity to transition in mid-June and spend some time with Ms. Hathhorn. 

“We are so thankful for Rachel's service to our school district, community, and the field of communications in education,” said Dr. Miller. “We wish her well in her journey and welcome Ms. Hasinger with open arms."