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Dr. Natasha Dirda, High School Principal

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Dr. Dirda joins the South Fayette School District from the North Allegheny School District where she most recently served as the principal at North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH). At North Allegheny, she led work to update the District’s Program of Studies and created the NASH Engagement initiative to increase student engagement at the senior high school. She also served on the District’s Comprehensive Planning Committee and was the secondary level administrative liaison to the World Language Department.

Prior to serving in the North Allegheny School District, Dr. Dirda was an elementary principal within the Mt. Lebanon School District and she served as a Unit Principal at Mt. Lebanon High School. At Mt. Lebanon, she was involved with initiatives including the implementation of Social-Emotional Learning programs K-12 and was also the administrative liaison for the World Language Department.

Dr. Dirda began her career in education as a high school mathematics teacher in the North Hills School District and Upper St. Clair School District. She enjoyed being a part of the Student Assistance Program at both high schools. While teaching, she also served as the girls’ varsity soccer coach for 7 years at Montour High School. her Alma Mater, as well as Upper St. Clair High School for 2 years.

Dr. Dirda holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech where she was Rookie of the Year for the women’s soccer program. She has a master’s degree in instructional leadership from Robert Morris University, earned her K-12 principal certification from California University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Dirda is honored and excited for the opportunity to serve the students, staff, and families in the South Fayette High School Community. Go Lions!

Phone: 412-221-4542 x242

Mr. Robert Butts- High School Assistant Principal

Mr. Robert Butts- Assistant Principal
Mr. Butts joins South Fayette Township High School as the Assistant Principal. Before coming to South Fayette Township, he served as Administrative Practitioner from 2010-2013 and Assistant Principal at Chartiers Valley High School from 2013 until his hiring at South Fayette Township on August 11, 2020.   While there he was involved in planning Homecoming activities, coordinated events with student clubs and activities and was also responsible for training staff in Comprehensive Crisis Management to name just a few of the many responsibilities that he had as Assistant Principal.  Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal, Mr. Butts was a social studies teacher at Chartiers Valley Middle School.  Mr. Butts also served as an assistant football coach for Chartiers Valley from 2003-2013. He received his undergraduate degree from Kent State University, earned his teaching certification through California University of Pennsylvania and his Master of  Education and certification in Administration/Principal k-12 from California University of Pennsylvania.  Currently, Mr. Butts is a member of the National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals and Pennsylvania Principals Association.

Phone: 412-221-4542 x 256

High School Administrative Assistants

Jodi Holley
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 221

Kelly DiSciullo
Phone: 412-221-4542 x 241
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