Welcome to the Punxsutawney Area High School! I am Mr. Paul Hetrick, the Assistant Principal at PAHS for grades 11-12. I am also the Transportation Director for the school district.
I attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I began my career as an elementary teacher at Mapleview Elementary School here in the Punxsutawney Area School District before moving to Longview Elementary School, then finally I worked as a 6th grade teacher at the Middle School. While working as a 6th grade teacher, I also worked as assistant athletic director in 2011-12. In 2012 I left to work in the Curwensville Area School District, where I worked as the Assistant High School Principal for 7 months, then as the Supervisor of Curriculum of Instruction until this past September. I am truly excited to be back in the district and working with a great group of teachers and administrators.
I have 3 children who go to school in the district, so I have a tremendous desire to make this building and district be as safe and secure as possible. It is our mission at the high school to provide an atmosphere that promotes learning for all students, and an environment of pride in our school. I am here to work collaboratively with the staff, students, and community to make PHS the best school that we can be.