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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. 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:

United SD Music Program Wins National Award

United SD Challenge Program Rewards Excellence

United P.R.I.D.E

United Honors Veterans

SADD Students share positive messages

United Students Present Musical
The Fifth Grade Wax Museum

Student Interactive Drama Focuses on Political Murder Mystery

Academic All Stars

United Elementary on Mission: MISSION KINDNESS

United Winners at Envirothon

Messages From The Superintendent

2016 UHS Grads and the Itsy Bitsy Spider