Middle/High School Staff

Please take some time to get to know our staff members. We have a wide variety of clubs and athletics programs available to our students, and we take pride in preparing our graduates for life after high school. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Administration

Ryan Miner
Secondary Principal
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About Ryan Miner

Mr. Miner was born and raised in Hunlock Creek and is a proud 1997 graduate of Northwest Area High School. After high school, he attended Penn State Wilkes-Barre for two years and then transferred to Bloomsburg University where he earned a degree in secondary education—mathematics. Mr. Miner was hired to teach high school mathematics by the Hanover Area School District in 2003. He spent two years at Hanover before returning to Northwest in 2005 to teach 9th grade algebra. Upon his return to Northwest, Mr. Miner enrolled in the master’s program at Wilkes University and received a master’s degree in education in 2008. Mr. Miner then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a K–12 Principal Certification in 2010. Mr. Miner served as the dean of students from 2008 to 2010 and became our high school principal in 2010.

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Matt Mills
Secondary Assistant Principal
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About Matt Mills

Mr. Mills is a 1991 graduate of Danville High School. After graduation, Mr. Mills enlisted in the US Navy where he was assigned to various submarines as a sonar technician. During his ten years of active duty in the Navy, Mr. Mills visited 19 countries and made four six-month deployments to various parts of the world. After his return to Danville, Mr. Mills attended Bloomsburg University and earned a degree in secondary education—mathematics. Mr. Mills was hired as a mathematics teacher at Northwest Area School District in 2009. During his time as a teacher in the Northwest Area School District, Mr. Mills was also an assistant track and field coach for three years as well as the assistant FFA advisor for one year. He earned a master’s degree in education in 2014. Later that year, Mr. Mills departed Northwest to pursue his career as a high school administrator. One year later, Mr. Mills returned to Northwest as the assistant secondary principal and athletics director. In July of 2016, Mr. Mills was appointed as the elementary principal at Northwest Area.

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Audrey Ziegler
Executive H.S. Secretary
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Faculty

Brian Barchik
Teacher
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Toni Begliomini
Teacher
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Gretchen Black
Librarian
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Andrew Bloom
Teacher
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Karen Brubaker
Teacher
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Lisa Cooke
Teacher
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Casey Coombe
Teacher
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Todd Culver
Teacher
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Samuel DeFinnis
Teacher
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Daniel Delfine
Teacher
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Terri Dumond
Teacher
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Wyanita Edwards
Teacher
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Marrissa Fedor
Teacher
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Richard Finch
Teacher
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Lisa Gasper
Guidance
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Bryan Glahn
Teacher
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Jennifer Glahn
Teacher
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Atchley Good
Teacher
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Andrew Hanadel
Teacher
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Gareth Henderson
Teacher
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Mary Herbert
Teacher
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Jennifer Hiller
Teacher
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Joseph Hizny
Teacher
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Desiree Kreidler
Teacher
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Zachary Lukashefski
Teacher
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Wendy Lukowski
Teacher
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Karen MacDougall
Teacher
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Vito Malacari
Teacher
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James Martin
Teacher
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Jason May
Teacher
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Jaclyn Mondell
School Psychologist
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Desiree Morris
Teacher
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Mikki Shalata
Teacher
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Scott Nice
Teacher
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Carmela Shiptoski
Nurse
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Roy Phillips
Teacher
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Jenna Socha
Teacher
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Scott Quinn
Teacher
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Crystal Richardson
Teacher
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Brian Stancavage
Teacher
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Shani Steward
Guidance
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Peter Swiatek
Teacher
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Wendy Vasey
Teacher
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Susan Walters
Teacher
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Support Staff

Robert Balliet
Maintenance
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Barbara Bogert
Accounts Payable
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Julie Conner
H.S. Secretary
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Tricia Davis
Sub Nurse
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Lou Dipasquale
Varsity Baseball Coach
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Vicky Hall
Athletic Trainer
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Heath Hines
Maintenance
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Cindy Homnick
Guidance
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Vanessa Martin
Administrative Asst
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Jeanette Maurer
Shipping/Receiving
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Dan Mitarnowski
Tech Support
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Diane Mushal
Special Educ. Sec.
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Joanne Wagner
Child Accounting/PIMS
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Debbie Whitesell
Cafeteria Mgr.
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Heather Zegarski
Asst. Princ. Sec.
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