Welcome to Shaler Area Middle School
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Dr. Stennett, a Shaler Area alumnus, served at Shaler Area in various principal and assistant principal roles from 1998 to 2008 before returning to the District as the Middle School Principal in 2018. Most recently, he worked as an assistant professor and education director in Point Park University’s doctorate of education in leadership and administration program. 

Dr. Stennett has a bachelor’s from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree from Wright State University, both in Ohio, and received his doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He also has an instructional technology certification from Duquesne University. 

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 15 years. He is a veteran of the Gulf War and Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Dr. Stennett has three children. He and his wife, Colleen, reside in Hampton.

Dr. Eric Stennett

Dr. Howard grew up in the city of Pittsburgh. In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh. After some time working in the private sector, Dr. Howard returned to school to earn her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Chatham University. Dr. Howard went on to get her Principal Certification from Point Park University and her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Gannon University.  She received her Doctorate from Point Park University.
Dr. Howard has served in various Assistant Principal roles in Shaler Area since coming to the District in 2007.

During her time in education, Dr. Howard has co-authored Case Studies in Data Driven Decision Making(2007), and won Walmart’s 2006 Teacher of the Year (in conjunction with Phi Delta Kappa International). She also won the Graduate Alumna Award from Chatham University in 2008.   Dr. Howard also currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Point Park University.


Dr. Shannon Howard has two high school aged children and lives in Wexford


Please feel free to contact her with any questions, ideas, or concerns at: (412) 492-1200, extension 2501 or [email protected]. We look forward to a great school year. Please visit my Virtual Office.


1800 Mt. Royal Boulevard     Glenshaw, PA. 15116     P 412-492-1200     F 412-492-1236
1800 Mt. Royal Boulevard Glenshaw, PA. 15116 P 412-492-1200 F 412-492-1236
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