July 17, 2008
Newsmaker: Cheryl Fogarty
By Craig Smith
Residence: Regent Square
Family: Husband, Tom; daughter, Tracy.
Education: Bachelor's degree in fine arts, Carlow University; master's degree in education and special Education, Duquesne University; doctorate in special education and educational administration, University of Pittsburgh.
Occupation: Director of Education Services and Support, Allegheny Intermediate Unit and special liaison for Duquesne City School District, a distressed school district that has operated under a board of control for eight years.
Background: Art therapist at Three Rivers Youth; special education teacher at Pressley Ridge School and supervisor and director of the Rehabilitation Institute and D.T. Watson Institute. Named principal of the Pathfinder School in 1997; promoted to current position in 2004.
Noteworthy: Recently received the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units Gary Miller Memorial Award for service to the Duquesne City School District.
Quote: "It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of the students and staff at Duquesne City School District and my colleagues at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Everyone worked hard this year."
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