Dr. Misty Slavic joined the Kiski Area School District on September 16, 2021. Dr. Slavic earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary English education from the University of Pittsburgh and K-12 Principal Certification from Drexel University. She earned her Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from Edinboro University and her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Slavic has served in many leadership roles throughout her career. She came to the Kiski Area School District after serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Chartiers Valley School District. Dr. Slavic has also served in numerous educational leadership roles in various districts. These roles included: Director of Special Education, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Federal Programs, Substitute Superintendent, Substitute Elementary and Secondary Principal, Cyber School Principal, and Assistant to the Superintendent. Additionally, Dr. Slavic has served as a secondary English teacher in public and private schools, as well as a technology integration coach for teachers and administrators.
A few of Dr. Slavic's notable achievements include the creation of a Life Skills Classroom and sensory room for students with special needs. Both classrooms supported students of all ability levels and all social and emotional needs. The classrooms were received with great success by the students, parents, and staff. Also, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded Dr. Slavic the title of Fellow in Special Education after partaking in the PA Fellowship Program for Special Education Leaders. This program provided intensive training on effective programming for students with Individualized Education Programs.
Dr. Slavic was also chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) committee for school assessment. This committee reviewed and evaluated the educational plan for statewide assessments and made recommendations for improvements to the requirements of standardized testing in Pennsylvania.
In 2023, Dr. Slavic was awarded the PASA Women's Dr. Margaret Smith Award for proven leadership in education.
All of Dr. Slavic's experiences in education have provided her with a deep understanding of the importance of building strong relationships built on trust and compassion between the community and school district, as well as between administration, students, and staff. Through these positive relationships, students will have the opportunity to pursue academic and personal success.
Dr. Slavic currently resides in Cranberry Township with her husband, five children, and four dogs. She is an avid hiker, kayaker, and reader.