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. D.J. Maurer
Mr. Adam Moate
Ms. Kari Stake
Mrs. Cindy Lasher
Mrs. Vicki Brown
Mrs. Jill Stuckey
Mrs. Sharon Rosenwie
Ms. Mary Anne Mantz
About Mr. Gary Buchsen, Superintendent
My name is Gary Buchsen and it is my honor to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for the Port Allegany School District.
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.
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
My name is Erika Emerick, and I am honored and excited to be the assistant principal of Port Allegany School District. I grew up in nearby Cameron County, received my teaching degree in special education from Lock Haven University, a master’s degree in reading and literacy from Walden University, and my administrative certification from the University of Denver. I began my teaching career in Pennsylvania, then after a year moved to Colorado, where I stayed as a teacher and administrator for eleven years. I moved back to Pennsylvania three years ago, and I spent the last two years working with the KtO Grant in a nearby school district. I began working in Port Allegany on October 6, 2014.
I have two boys, who are both avid soccer and baseball players. They are in fourth and first grade, and the energy in our house is never ending. They love exploring the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and camping with their grandparents. It is always an adventure with them, whether we are at home, practicing or competing, hiking, or camping.
Finally, I am looking forward to a long and exciting career in the district, where I am surrounded by a wonderful community, staff, and administrative team.
About Mr. D.J. Maurer, Information Technology Director
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, Secretary to the High School Principal
About Mrs. Jill Stuckey, Secretary to the Elementary Principal
About Mrs. Sharon Rosenwie, Attendance/Payroll Clerk
About Ms. Mary Anne Mantz, Business Office Secretary