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. Heather Parker

Director of Admissions

B.S. Saint Vincent College

Mrs. Anita King

Director of Marketing

B.A. DeSales University

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Ms. Sharon Maloney
Ms. Christina Ervin

A.A. Edison Community College 

School Secretary

Business Manager


A.S. and Business Management Certification CCAC

Mrs. Tricia Katyal

School Counselor

B.S. Ohio University
M.S.Ed. Duquesne University

Meet Our Teachers
Mr. Douglas Beacham

Grades 7-8 Language Arts

B.A. La Roche College

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

Teaching Certification in Elementary Ed

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Mrs. Sue Clancy

Grades 5-6 Language Arts

B.A. Slippery Rock University

Elementary and Special Education Certification

Mrs. Lisa DeArmit


Mrs. Erin DeVore

Grade 2

Grade 3 Religion

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Mr. Colin Dugan

Grades PreK-8 Music

Grades 1-8 Computer Technology

Mrs. Jessica Evankovich

Mass Cantor
B.S. Duquesne University

Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate Grades K-12

Mrs. Stephanie Forbes

Grades 6-8 Math

Grades 7-8 STEM Lab/Robotics
B.S. Slippery Rock University
Middle School Mathematics Certification (7-9) 

Miss Maura Halferty

Grade 1

B.A. St. Vincent College

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Brooke Holwerda

Grades PreK-8 Physical Education
Grades 4-8 

Grades PreK-3 Swim

B.S. Grand Valley State University

Mr. Dean Mosesso

Grades 3 & 4 Language Arts
B.A. La Roche College

Miss Lisa Olivo

Grades PreK-3 Library

Grades 6-7 Religion

Sr. Leticia Plasencia

Ketteler ELC Aide

Sr. Jeanine Ruhe

Teacher's Aide

B.E. Duquesne University
M.S./L.S. Catholic University

Ms. Sue Shick

Grades 3-5 Math

Grades 4-5 Religion

Mrs. Kelsey Sweeney

Grades 1-4 Science
Grades 3-4 Social Studies

Grades 1-3 Health

Grades 1-6 STEM Lab/Robotics 

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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

Ms. Lauren Walters

Grade 1

Grades PreK-3 Swim

Mrs. Laura Yarzebinski
Ms. 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" Beck.

Facility Support

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

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).