Recovery Team

Recovery Team

Keystone Oaks Recovery Team

The Keystone Oaks School District's Recovery Team is preparing for the safe return of our students and staff for the 2020-2021 school year. 
Keystone Oaks' Pandemic Coordinator is Mrs. Suzanne Lochie, Director of Pupil Services. The District's Core Pandmic Team also includes Mrs. Sarah Welch, Coordinator of Communications & Public Relations; Mr. John Lyon, Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation; and Mr. Kevin Lloyd, Director of Food Service.  
The Core Pandemic Team also includes the Recovery Team, which is made up of administrators, professional staff, and community members with expertise in various areas. The Recovery Team will provide input on the Health and Safety Plan as well as what instruction will look like in the Red, Yellow, and Green Phases of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan. The District's goal is for the Board of School Directors to vote on the Health & Safety Plan by mid-July; an approved Health & Safety Plan is required before we can provide any in-person instruction.
Athletic Director Mark Elphinstone is working with a committee of coaches, athletic trainers, and other local athletic directors to develop the Athletic Health & Safety Plan. Our goal is for the Board of School Directors to vote on the plan by the end of June so that conditioning, practices, and other activities related to athletics can resume in July. 
Information about the work of the Recovery Team will be available on this page. 

Members of the Recovery Team

Dr. Bill Stropkaj, Superintendent
Mr. Joseph Kubiak, Business Manager 
Dr. Shannon Varley, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Staff Development
Mr. Aaron Smith, Director of Technology
Ms. Desiree Burns, Director of Special Education
Mr. Michael Linnert, Acting Principal, Keystone Oaks High School
Mr. Jeff Kattan, Principal, Keystone Oaks Middle School
Mr. Brian Werner, Principal, Dormont Elementary School
Mr. Scott Mizikar, Principal, Myrtle Avenue Elementary School
Mr. Dave Thomas, Principal, Fred L. Aiken Elementary School 
Mrs. Tamara Donahue, Board Member / Parent
Ms. Raeann Lindsey, Board Member / Parent
Mrs. Judi Fritz, High School Nurse
Mr. Joel Vanucci, Director of Project Succeed
Mr. Mark Elphinstone, Athletic Director
Mr. Kevin Gallagher, Teacher / KOEA President
Ms. Lauren Harvilla, School Counselor
Ms. Kim Lucas, Secretary / KOESPA President
Mr. Don Petruzzi, Custodian / President of Local SEIU
Mr. Tyler Samstag, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Ms. Jacqueline Hunter, Chartiers Center
Mr. Josh Reedy, UPMC Trainer
Mr. Brandon Karobinos, UPMC Trainer
Mrs. Kathy Cerminara, Parent
Mrs. Amy Cesario, Parent
Mrs. Shannon Stahl, Parent
Mrs. Jill Lugaila, Parent 

Pandemic Coordinator & Core Pandemic Team

Mrs. Suzanne Lochie, Pandemic Coordinator
Director of Pupil Personnel 
Mrs. Sarah Welch
Coordinator of Communications & Public Relations
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Mr. John Lyon
Director of Buildings, Grounds & Transportation
Mr. Kevin Lloyd
Director of Food Service
[email protected] 
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