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)

Honored Veterans  VDHS  
Veterans were honored at both United Elementary School and United Junior/Senior High School during annual Veterans Day ceremonies.  United Elementary held their celebration on November 9th where each grade entertained the Veterans and the audience with patriotic tunes.  United Junior/Senior High School hosted the High School ceremony on November 10th.  There, the 7th Grade Chorus, the Senior High Chorus, and the High School Band shared patriotic musical pieces for the occasion.  Junior High School students honored Veterans with certificates of appreciation.  Echo taps were played to conclude the ceremony.  Following the ceremony, Veterans joined students in a luncheon.  To conclude the day, Veterans visited students' classrooms to share their own military service stories with the students.  United is honored to share with the Veterans in their day of honor.


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


United SD Music Program Wins National Award  https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-091516-1/


United SD Challenge Program Rewards Excellence  https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-092816-1/


United P.R.I.D.E  https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-111716-1/


United Honors Veterans  https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-111416-1/


SADD Students share positive messages  https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-111716-2/


United Students Present Musical  https://www.successstartshere.org/story/united-112216-2/


Messages From The Superintendent

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