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Principal's Welcome

Dear Prospective Alpha family,

Thank you for your interest in our remarkable school. I hope you have taken a little time to investigate our website to learn more about who we are and how we educate. I have a truly incredible team of people who believe in a child-centered, hands on approach to education.  Your children will be invited into learning, honored for who they are, and cared for as whole people. We will challenge them to grow academically, socially, emotionally and as Servant Leaders but we will do it with joy and engagement. From the very youngest to the very oldest in our school, our goal is to build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning. 



Our Administrative and Support Staff
Ms. Margaret "Peggy" Ruefle


B.A. Gannon University
M.Ed. University of Pittsburgh
M.S. School Administration/Supervision Duquesne University
Instructional Certificates: Principal K-12


Mrs. Jessica Evankovich

Director of Curriculum
B.S. Duquesne University
M.Ed. La Roche University

Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate

Autism PK-12 Endorsement 

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Ms. Anne Muth Orlando

Director of Admissions

B.A., University of Dayton

M.A., University of Maryland

Mrs. Anita King

Director of Marketing

B.A. DeSales University

Ms. Christina Ervin

Business Manager

A.S. and Business Management Certification CCAC

Mrs. Leslie Beck

School Secretary

Meet Our Teachers
Mrs. Stephanie Aloi


M.A. Florida Atlantic University

Mr. Douglas Beacham

Grades 8 Language Arts

B.A. La Roche College

Mrs. Lisa Benjamin

Grades 6-8 Math

Grades 5-7 STEM

M. Ed. Duquesne University

Mrs. Jennifer Brown-Clair

Grades PreK-8 Art
B.S. La Roche College

 Art Certification K-12 Carlow College

Mrs. Kacey Cerminaro


B.A. University of Pittsburgh

Mrs. Linda Cessar

Grades 5-8 Science

Grade 8 STEM

Mrs. Lisa DeArmit


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Mr. Colin Dugan

Grades PreK-8 Music

Grades 1-8 Computer Technology

Miss Sarah Flaherty

Grade 3 Language Arts

B.S. Duquesne University

Mr. Dean Mosesso

Grades 4 & 5 Language Arts
B.A. La Roche College

Mr. Dante Ohm

Grades PreK-8 Physical Education

B.S. Waynesburg University

Ms. Sue Shick

Grades 3-5 Math

Grades 4-5 Religion

Mrs. Kelsey Sweeney

Grades 1-4 Science & STEM
Grades 3-4 Social Studies

Mrs. Paula Traymar

Grade 1

B.S. Clarion University

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Mrs. Marcy Valentas

Grades PreK-8 Spanish

B.A. University of Pittsburgh
M.A.T. University of Pittsburgh

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Miss Nicole Wadsworth


B.A. Carlow College

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Ms. Laura Wagner

Early Learning Center

Teacher's Aide

Mr. Robert Wagner

Grade 6 & 7 Language Arts

M.S. University of Pittsburgh

Mrs. Laura Yarzebinski

Grades PreK-4 Swim

Miss Carissa Zozos

Grades 5-8 Social Studies

Grade 8 Religion

Technology Support

When our hardware or software needs attention, Alpha calls upon the expertise of "Mr. Adam."

Facility Support

The Alpha School is blessed to have
"Mr. Jimmy" for custodial support.

Mr. Adam Beck
Mr. Jimmy Little

Equal Opportunity Employer

Providence Heights Alpha School is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or any other status condition protected by applicable state laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Providence Heights Alpha School will: Recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable state laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Insure that all personnel action such as compensation, benefits, transfer, layoffs, return from layoff, sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs will be administered without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by Applicable State laws, except where a bona fide app occupational qualification applies. Any complaints of discrimination may be filed with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, (OCR) the DHS Bureau of Equal Opportunity (BEO) and/or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC).

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