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United School District



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 are 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. 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
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education
  • 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:
Newspaper Contest Showcases Students' Best Work
Students present science research in competition
Parents Learn from the Students
Increasing Reading through Extended Access to Books
United Elementary Celebrates National School Breakfast Week
Sixth-Grade Students Participate in Groundhog Job Shadow Day
United Elementary Students Experience the Real World of Work
STEAM at Work at United Elementary
High School Student Council Shows Support for Children's Hospital
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
Contact Us

Dr. Barbara L. Parkins
[email protected]
(814) 446-5615 Ext. 3301
FAX (814) 446-6615

Barb Turner
Secretary to Superintendent
[email protected]
(814) 446-5615 Ext. 3301
FAX (814) 446-6615