Welcome to the Punxsutawney Area High School! I am Mr. Manny Barbazzeni the Assistant Principal for grades 7-10 as well as the administrator of the eAcademny cyber program. This is my first year in the district. I am excited to be here and look forward to a great year.
I graduated from Clarion University in 2004 with a Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education, Earth and Space Science. I began my teaching career at the Clearfield Area Middle School where I taught Earth Science and tutored math. In 2007 I was hired in the Ridgway Area Middle/High School as the Dean of Discipline/Math and Science Teacher. In 2011 I became the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at the Ridgway Middle/High School. I remained the Assistant Principal in Ridgway through the 2017-18 school year.
My goal as an administrator is to provide students with a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment to become life-long learners and productive members of the community. My expectations for each student are simple: Be on time; Be Respectful; Follow the Rules; and Give Your Best Effort. If one can follow these four items, they will not only be successful in school, they will be successful with whatever their future may hold.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. GO CHUCKS!!!