Meet Our Principal

Dr. Shaughnessy is one of the many Superheroes at Park Elementary

When Tom was little, he thought his elementary school principal had the best job in the world – he would play with the kids at recess, dress up silly on Halloween, and he somehow always seemed to be around when cupcakes were being passed out for birthdays.  Tom is happy to have followed in his old principal’s footsteps, although as the principal of Park Elementary School he eats more cupcakes than anyone should.  

 

Before becoming a principal Tom spent five years in the military, including a year as a platoon leader in Iraq.  After leaving the army as a captain, Tom served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer, taught ethics at Robert Morris University, taught elementary school in a few places, and grew a beard.

 

Tom went to West Point and earned masters degrees from Notre Dame and Carnegie Mellon.  He has a doctorate from Johns Hopkins, professional certificates from Stanford and Duke, and recently earned a Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership from Harvard.

 

Tom lives on the South Side with his dog, Eppie.  When he’s not walking with Eppie, Tom likes to read old classics, visit his family, and eat ice cream. 

 

 

Contact

 

Dr. Tom Shaughnessy

Phone: 412-464-3600 x4505

Email: tshaughnessy@steelvalleysd.org

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Due to school cancellations two weeks ago, our school calendar has changed for the next week.  Originally, students were going to be off on Friday for an in-service day and off on Monday for Presidents’ Day.  Instead, Friday, February 15, 2019, is now going to be an early dismissal for students, and Monday, February 18, 2019, is going to be a full day of school for students.  Please note these changes on your calendars: students will have an early dismissal on Friday and a full day of school on Monday.

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