Teacher of Remedial Services, Non-Public Schools Program Allegeheny Intermediate Unit
Statement of Research Interest/Problem of Practice:
Marguerite's research interests include reading literacy, reading disabilities, assessment practices within different school systems, and specific interventions used within a remedial reading instructional classroom.
Marguerite Haldin graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education K-6. As a student teacher, Marguerite was awarded the Elementary Education Memorial Award (Golden Apple Award) for student teaching. She then served as a fifth grade teacher for three years at Saint Agnes School in West Mifflin, where her responsibilities included 5th Grade Language Arts, 4th-6th Grade Social Studies, 4th Grade Science, and K-8 Computers. During this time, Haldin attained her master's degree as a Reading Specialist K-12 at California University of Pennsylvania.
Following her degree, Marguerite served for two years as the 5th and 6th grade Science teacher at Propel McKeesport Charter School as a science specialist. While at Propel she and assisted in the school musical.
Marguerite is now entering her third year as a Teacher of Remedial Services for the Non-Public Schools Program for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3. She serves on the reading committee and is chair of the social committee, as well as a Local Liaison for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit Education Association.
Marguerite also currently serves as the Vicariate 2 District 6 representative for the On Mission Commission with the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She is a cantor at Saint Therese Parish in Munhall, PA.
Marguerite resides in West Homestead with her husband, Sean, and her puppy, Abby. She looks forward to this next step in her professional career.
Mentored by: Dr. Linda B. Hippert
Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Dr. Linda B. Hippert began her career in education by serving as a high school mathematics teacher. She then served for five years as high school principal and thirteen years as the Superintendent of schools in the South Fayette School District prior to accepting her position as Executive Director of Allegheny Intermediate Unit in 2009. Dr. Hippert received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her administrative certification and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Duquesne University. In addition to her duties in public education, Dr. Hippert serves as adjunct faculty in the Superintendents' Letter of Eligibility program at California University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hippert's many honors include the 2007 Jean Winsand Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Pittsburgh, Tri-State Study Council, the 2007 Mind, Heart and Spirit Award for Academic Excellence from Duquesne University, and the UCEA Award for Excellence in Leadership. In 2008, Dr. Hippert received the distinguished Century Club Alumni Award from Duquesne University for remarkable professional and societal contributions. She is also a recipient of the Phi Delta Kappa, Three Rivers Chapter Paul Varnum Leadership Award. Dr. Hippert was voted the faculty recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award in the School of Leadership and Professional Development at Duquesne University and in 2011 received the University of Pittsburgh's Tri-State Area School Study Council's Distinguished Educator Award.
A graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, Dr. Hippert currently serves as a facilitator of "Education Day" and served on the Grable Foundation community cabinet. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Western PA Forum for Superintendents, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and Youth Policy Council, the US Attorney's Crime Prevention Task Force, the Executive Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Tri-State Study Council and is a trustee of the Allegheny County Schools Health Insurance Consortium. She is a member of the Duquesne University School of Education Advisory Board, the Education Committee of the Institute of Politics and the Remake Learning Council and is a recent graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. As an advocate for children and youth as well as all learners, Dr. Hippert's vision is for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to be the premier resource for educational services for the region with an emphasis on continually striving to achieve excellence in meeting the educational needs of children and adults and those who serve children and adults.