District to be honored for positive changes in education


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Baldwin-Whitehall will be one of five school districts honored later this month for working to make positive changes in education.

The Grable Foundation will recognize the districts at its CelebratED program on Sept 23 at the O’Reilly Theater.

While the event celebrates all regional educators, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit selected five regional school districts to be recognized for their efforts.  Along with the Baldwin-Whitehall district, the other honorees are Avonworth, Cornell, Duquesne City, and New Castle Area. 

Janeen Peretin, director of information and instructional technology for the district, said she is proud of Baldwin-Whitehall’s success and involvement with the program. She appreciates the time the program puts into acknowledging educators. 

“It’s not too often that we take the time to reflect and celebrate the amazing work and learning that occurs in our schools each and every day,” Peretin said.

The Grable Foundation helps to support organizations that focus on the improvement of the lives of local children. The foundation provides grants to many different groups and hosts events such as CelebratED. 

Peretin said she is excited to see continued improvement throughout the district and local education.

“From my perspective, I am seeing levels of collaboration and a willingness to think differently about educational practices in all of our schools at an unprecedented level, which truly excites me when I think about how this shift will positively impact all students,” Peretin said.