United School District

Preparing our Students for Tomorrow...Today!


Welcome to United School District. Please feel free to contact our office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for regular school hours.  Summer hours reflect a time difference of 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m

Dr. Parkins

Dr. Barbara Parkins began her educational career as an elementary teacher, junior high school teacher, alternative education teacher, high school teacher, and reading specialist at several of these levels. Following her teaching experience at these various levels, Dr. Parkins served as an assistant principal, principal, and superintendent prior to coming to United.


  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Masters of Education in Reading Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Principal Certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Nova Southeastern University
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University
Other Notable Facts:
  • Dr. John Powers Outstanding Educator Award - St. Francis University
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Elementary Mathematics Teaching for Pennsylvania
  • Rand McNally Distinguished Administrator Award
  • Greater Johnstown Business and Education Partnership Awards
  • Honorary Member of United's Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Honor Society
  • Movie Extra, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, All the Right Moves
  • Paid Movie Extra, Universal Studios - Slap Shot (my first job)


Be sure to check out our Success Stories on PSBA's website, Success Starts Here:

 Student Interactive Drama Focuses on Political Murder Mystery https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-022317-1/ 
United Elementary on Mission:  MISSION KINDNESS  https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-030217-1/

Contact Us

Dr. Barbara L. Parkins

(814) 446-5615 Ext. 3301 
FAX (814) 446-6615

Barbara Turner
Secretary to Superintendent
(814) 446-5615 Ext. 3301
FAX (814) 446-6615