(Harrisburg, PA)—Brian L. Cashman, Sr., immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PA Principals Association) and principal of Susquehannock High School in the Southern York County School District, was honored as the outgoing president by his peers and invited guests at the fourteenth annual State Principals’ Conference in Pittsburgh. Mr. Cashman was presented with a plaque and a ring for his exemplary service to the association in 2005-2006 during the annual banquet held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel on Sunday evening, October 29, 2006.
Mr. Cashman turned the president’s gavel over to Dr. Barbara A. Rudiak, PA Principals Association’s 2006-2007 president, at the association’s annual business meeting on Tuesday, October 31, 2006. Dr. Rudiak is the executive director, school management, K-5 elementary schools for the Pittsburgh School District.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Cashman served as principal at Columbia Senior High School and as the assistant principal at Cedar Cliff High School. He has been an administrator since 1988.
A member of PA Principals Association and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for 16 years, he served PA Principals Association as the 2004-05 president-elect and the Central II regional representative to both the PA Principals Association Board of Directors and the former Pennsylvania Association of Secondary School Principals (PASSP) board. He also served as the advisor to PA Principals Association’s Secondary Awards Committee, as the PA Principals Association State Conference co-chairperson in 1999 and as a member of the NASSP Student Activities Contest and PIAA District III committees. He assumed the position of NASSP representative to the PA Principals Association Board of Directors following the annual business meeting at the conference. In this position, he will be responsible for membership referrals, appointment of members to NASSP task forces and committees and making state arrangements for the NASSP annual conference.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education from Slippery Rock University and a master of science degree in school administration from Western Maryland University.
Mr. Cashman resides in Hanover, Pa., with his wife, Judy, a teacher at Smith Middle School in the York City School District. They have three children and two grandchildren: a son, Chris, who is married to Sandy, and has two children, Chelsea and Alexis; a son, Brian Jr., who is married to Megan; and a daughter, Jennie.
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.