NEW CASTLE —
Sarandrea, 55, a resident of Sharon, had been superintendent in Sharon since 2007. Before that he was the New Castle’s high school principal for eight years, and was assistant principal of the high school and Ben Franklin Junior High School for two years before that.
He taught English and was the varsity basketball coach from 1992 through 1997 at New Castle.
Sarandra experience also includes recruiting coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh, teaching and coaching in the Bronx in New York City and being a New York City firefighter for eight years in the 1980s.
He said that he eventually plans to move back to New Castle.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette granted him the Distinguished Father Award in 2004.
“For 21 years when I would walk into this room it would always make my hair stand on m arms,” he commented to the board. “To be back here tonight is kind of surreal to me. I can promise you I will give you my best effort every day, every week. It’s great to be back home. This is my home.”