Allison Assumes Presidency of State Principals’ Association

(Harrisburg, PA)—Michael E. Allison, principal of Hopewell High School in Aliquippa, Pa., has recently assumed the Presidency of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association), headquartered in Summerdale, Pa.

PA Principals Association’s membership of approximately 4,000, is comprised of elementary, middle level and secondary school principals, assistant principals and supervisors and is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).


Mr. Allison took over the association reins following the annual business meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 held in conjunction with the fifteenth annual PA Principals Association conference in Camp Hill, Pa. (October 21-23, 2007).

Most recently, he served the association as the 2006-07 president-elect. He has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Franciscan University in the graduate studies program. Previously, he served as an assistant principal at Hopewell High School for two years after teaching and coaching at South Side Middle School for 10 years.

Mr. Allison has been a member of PA Principals Association and NASSP for eight years. He served as the West II secondary regional representative to the PA Principals Association board of directors for three years. As a PA Principals Association regional representative, he has organized principal meetings for the west regions. He currently serves on the PA Principals Association conference committee.

In 2005, Mr. Allison was a PA Principals Association/Lincoln Investment Planning Community service award recipient. In February 2006, he authored an article for publication in the Pennsylvania Administrator magazine.

In addition to PA Principals Association activities, Mr. Allison is a past president and member of the Midwestern Athletic Conference (MAC) Principal’s Association. He has served on the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League softball committee and has presented at various conferences and colleges.

Mr. Allison earned a bachelor of science degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a master’s of education degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville and an elementary principal certification from Westminster College/Youngstown State University. He participated in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders at Duquesne University.

PA Principals Association’s Mission: The Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals is dedicated to assuring that every Pennsylvania child receives the very best education possible. In carrying out this mission, the association recognizes that the early elementary years are most crucial to successful lifelong learning, that appropriate middle level programs are essential for successful adolescent maturation and development and that strong high school programs are critical for preparing youth for successful entry and transition into adulthood.

PA Principals Association recognizes an obligation to make continuing contributions toward strengthening the principalship and the profession. The association is committed to providing critical professional growth opportunities through training programs, opportunities for constructive professional mentoring and relationships, publications, conferences and professional meetings and activities aimed at helping aspiring principals in reaching their goals and practicing principals to hone their skills.