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March 22, 2013

In The Schools: Nerti retiring as Union principal

NEW CASTLE — A Union Area School District administrator is ending an educational career that has spanned more than 30 years.

The school board approved the retirement of Dave Nerti, middle/high school principal, during Wednesday’s school board meeting.

Nerti’s last day on the job is June 30.

He has served in the district for 32 years — seven in his current role and two years as assistant principal. Nerti was first a teacher in the district for 13 years, and he was head teacher for 10 years. In his earlier years, he coached football and track.

The years went by very quickly, said Nerti, who believes in the adage that, “It’s time to leave when you still love what you’re doing.”

In three decades, he witnessed a time, “when color TV was exciting” through an era of rapid technological advances including hook-ups to different countries, iPads and cell phones.

The only negative aspect of education is the emphasis on state assessment testing under the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, Nerti said.

Overall, though, “It’s been a wonderful ride. No regrets. I would do it again.”

Nerti said he will miss the students the most.

“They keep you young with their energy and excitement,” he said. “The reward is seeing the success of students following graduation.”

He plans to spend part of his retirement hunting and fishing at his camp in Forest County.

Superintendent Dr. Alfonso “Butch” Angelucci said the district will miss Nerti who was a presence, not just in the hallways, but at student activities and games.

“He’s a good guy,” Angelucci said.

Advertising and a search to find a replacement will begin soon, he noted.

In other business, the board:

•Hired Cindy Sluder as a substitute teacher.

•Nominated board member Debra Allebach for consideration as an Intermediate Unit IV board member and recommended her election at the annual IU-IV convention on April 24.

(Email: lhudson@ncnewsonline.com.)

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