FASD
Carole Kakabar

A Message from the Superintendent …

Carole M. Kakabar, Superintendent

"I started my administrative career at Ferndale Area in 1997 as Junior-Senior High School Principal and Athletic Director, and I am very happy to have returned as Superintendent in 2008. The proud community here is so very welcoming and concerned with the education of their children. FASD is one of the best kept secrets in the Johnstown area. Many times this district has been referred to as a private school in a public school setting, where every child receives special attention."

 

Education

Pennsylvania Department of Education
National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) certification
2006
California University of Pennsylvania
Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility
2006
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
MEd, School Psychology
1994-1997
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Secondary Principal Certification
1995
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
BSEd, Chemistry and Biology

1988-1991
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
BS, Medical Technology
BA Chemistry, minor in Biology, concentration in Criminology
1980-1985

 

Employment

Ferndale Area School District, 100 Dartmouth Ave., Johnstown, PA
Superintendent
2008-present
Westmont Hilltop School District, 827 Diamond Blvd., Johnstown, PA
Middle School Principal
District Supervisor of Special Education (added 2008)
2004-2008
Blacklick Valley School District, 555 Birch St., Nanty Glo, PA
Junior-Senior High School Principal
1998-2004
Ferndale Area School District, 600 Harlan Ave., Johnstown, PA
Assistant Principal, Athletic Director
1997-1998
Central Cambria School District, 208 Schoolhouse Rd. Ebensburg, PA
High School Science Teacher, grades 9-12
1991-1997
Penn Cambria School District, 201 Sixth St., Cresson, PA
Middle/High School Science Teacher, grades 8-11
1990-1991
Miners Hospital, 2205 Crawford Ave., Spangler, PA
Medical Technologist
1988-1997

 

Philosophy of Leadership

Leaders have the ability to create a shared vision within a community, and inspire self-renewing and sustaining elements for that vision.

 

Favorite Quote

"Attitude is contagious. Is yours worth catching?" — a former high school student I taught