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Barbara Parkins

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    Position: Superintendent, United Area School District

    Department: Education Graduate

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    About Barbara Parkins


    • Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
    • M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • B.S., University of Pittsburgh


    Dr. Barbara Parkins is the Superintendent of the United Area School District. She previously served in the positions of Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, Reading Specialist, and Teacher within the Greater Johnstown School District. Dr. Parkins is a current Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate Education Program for Saint Francis University. Dr. Parkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; a Masters of Education in Reading from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and, a Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Parkins holds Instructional II and Administrative II certification, and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Parkins had worked in the Greater Johnstown School District at all levels – elementary, middle school, high school, and alternative education – for over 30 years.