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Administrative Team

Mr. Matt Smith - High School Principal


Mr. Smith will begin the 2024-2025 school year as his first year as the Head High School Principal.  Mr. Smith began his career at Kiski Area in March of 2012  He has been employed in the district as an Assistant Principal since that time.  Matt was previously employed by the Greater Latrobe School District as a mathematics teacher (6 years), an Athletic Director (5 years), and an Assistant Senior High Principal (2 years). Mr. Smith has a Master's Degree in School Administration from California University of PA, a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education from Clarion University of PA, and is a proud 1995 graduate of Kiski Area. Matt's wife, Amy (Jarmul) Smith, is also a Kiski Area graduate ('98) and they have two children - Cameron and Madison.  The Smith family resides in nearby Sarver, PA.  


Mr. Smith can be reached at 724-845-8181 or [email protected]




Dr. Alicia Szarek - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Szarek


Dr. Alicia Szarek is new to the Senior High administrative team for the 2024-2025 school year. Dr. Szarek will serve in the role of Assistant Principal. Alicia was previously employed by Butler Area School District as a Reading Specialist (14 years) and Dean of Students (2 years). Dr. Szarek has a Doctorate of Education in Literacy, Language & Culture from the University of Pittsburgh; a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh; a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh; and is a proud graduate (‘03) of Kiski Area. 


Dr. Szarek can be reached at 724-845-8181 or [email protected]





Mr. Braden Hoffer - Assistant Principal