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

Recent News

Click on header for flyer.  We will be holding tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 Steel Valley High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Middle School Gym. For three consecutive days before tryouts we will hold practice so you can learn the jumps, cheer and dance required to tryout for the squad. Tryouts are open to upcoming 8thgrade students going into 9thgrade and above.

Camps for Students

April 5, 2019

Camp Erin,  Camp Kesem, and Circle Camp of EKC: for students in need. . .

Caring Closet

April 5, 2019

For students at Steel Valley Senior High School, nurse Amber Thomas’ office offers more than a place to go when feeling sick. There students have the chance to “shop” for toiletries and essentials. . .