Port Allegany students

Port Allegany Students

Our Administrators

The people and staff who comprise our administration care deeply about providing a great education to the children of Port Allegany. With the best interests of our students always forefront, our administrators work hard to ensure that every child has the opportunity to receive an education in a safe, learning-conducive environment. Our door is always open; we invite you to contact us at the e-mail addresses below or call our office to schedule an appointment if you have any questions or concerns.


Mr. Gary Buchsen
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Mr. Marc Budd
High School Principal
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Mr. Tracy Kio
Elementary Principal
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Ms. Erika Emerick
Assistant Principal
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Mr. Adam Moate
Business Manager
814-642-2596 Ext. 4213
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Ms. Kari Stake
Food Services Manager
814-642-2544 ext. 4218
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Support Staff

Mrs. Cindy Lasher
Secretary to the Superintendent
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Mrs. Vicki Brown
Business Office Secretary
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Mrs. Jill Stuckey
Secretary to the Elementary Principal
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Mrs. Sharon Rosenwie
Attendance/Special Education Secretary
814-642-2596 Ext. 234
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Mrs. Mindy Bernardi
Secretary to the High School Principal
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About Mr. Gary Buchsen, Superintendent

About Mr. Marc Budd, High School Principal

Welcome to the Port Allegany Jr. and Sr. High School! My name is Marc Budd; it is a privilege to be your junior and senior high school principal. I am excited for the opportunity to work with your child and share in his/her success. I have been a part of the staff here at Port Allegany for twenty years. During that time, I have been a coach, teacher, and principal. 

On a personal note, I have a wonderful wife and daughter.  My wife, Traci, is an elementary teacher in the Coudersport School District. Our daughter, Brielle, is currently going into fourth grade. As a family, we enjoy many of the outdoor activities afforded us in North Central Pennsylvania, and just spending quality time together.

Please stay actively engaged in your child's high school experience. Now more than ever, your child needs your continued support. My wish is that every parent and child will feel welcome and safe in our school system while every child receives a quality education. My door is always open; please stop in and discuss any concerns that you have. We all have the same goal; let's work together to achieve success.


About Mr. Tracy Kio, Elementary Principal

Welcome!  My name is Tracy Kio, and it is an honor to be your elementary principal.  I am very humbled to have the opportunity to work with your children, our staff, and the entire learning community of the Port Allegany School District.  Many of you know me from my twenty-six years as a teacher in this district.  For those who do not, I will provide you with a little part of my educational history.  I graduated from Port Allegany High School in 1982 and then attended Mansfield University graduating in 1987 with a B.S. in elementary education.  I obtained my Masters Equivalency in 1992 from the state of PA.  In 2006, I completed my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University and then received my K-12 Principal Certification from Edinboro University in 2008.  

I have also been involved in many community programs throughout my career and have coached basketball for 26 years at the high school level. 

The message that I wish to have resonate in our community is that the elementary building fosters a pleasant atmosphere for each individual who enters our doors.  From the front office to the music room I want everyone to feel comfortable and treated in the most respectable manner.  We welcome your voice and will listen intently to your concerns.  Our most important resource is our children and we will collectively strive to provide them with a golden opportunity for academic and social success.  You can be reassured that we are committed to you and that we believe in you and your children. 

About Ms. Erika Emerick, Assistant Principal

About Mr. Adam Moate, Business Manager

About Ms. Kari Stake, Food Services Manager

About Mrs. Cindy Lasher, Secretary to the Superintendent

About Mrs. Vicki Brown, Business Office Secretary

About Mrs. Jill Stuckey, Secretary to the Elementary Principal

About Mrs. Sharon Rosenwie, Attendance/Special Education Secretary

About Mrs. Mindy Bernardi, Secretary to the High School Principal