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RHS Principals

Email: gsaraceni@ringgold.org

Phone: (724) 258-2200

Dr. Greg Saraceni

Dr. Greg Saraceni has been with the Ringgold School District since February 1, 2023. 

Dr. Saraceni holds a doctorate of education in Administrative & Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Vincent College, and a bachelor’s degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

Prior to joining the Ringgold School District, Saraceni served as the interim Assistant to the Superintendent and Assistant High School Principal in the Hempfield Area School District. He also previously served as the Assistant High School Principal in the Penn-Trafford School District where he was also the Dean of Students, the English Department Chair, and an English teacher prior to moving into school administration. Dr. Saraceni began his teaching career in the New Kensington/Arnold School District where he taught reading and English Language Arts.

In addition, Dr. Saraceni is a nationally recognized literacy consultant and trainer. He has worked with teachers across the country and Canada helping them learn how to model discipline-specific literacy skills and how to establish routines for discussion and collaboration that draw upon students’ own experiences into classroom practice.

He is looking forward to building relationships with the students, staff and community because developing positive relations is the foundation from which he believes everything is built from. 

Email: mstutzman@ringgold.org

Phone: (724) 258-2200

Mrs. Mary Grace Stutzman, Assistant Principal

It is a pleasure to serve the students, parents, and community of the Ringgold Rams! 

Here at Ringgold High School, we hope to inspire each of our students with the confidence to pursue learning as a lifelong endeavor.  If we think about the changes in our world over the past few years -- not to mention the last decade or two -- it’s not hard to see how critical it is to learn and adapt. There are jobs today that didn’t exist in recent memory --and many older ones have changed drastically. We know that our students will face challenges and opportunities that we have yet to imagine; and we understand that for them to be successful, it’s not just important to give them knowledge and skills for the immediate future, but to help them develop the persistence and resourcefulness to change as the world does.

To ensure this, our staff models lifelong learning. Through ongoing professional learning, we work together to study research-based practices and continuously improve our school. Because we engage in this demanding work, we better appreciate the rewards of setting and achieving new goals.  Maybe more important, though, we understand firsthand the challenges that our students face -- and the need to foster positive and supportive relationships with each one. No matter what the specific educational or extracurricular setting, our first concern is always, “How are you today?”

It is my firm belief that great achievement begins with a great relationship. I look forward to working with you to make both of those happen.

Email: glocy@ringgold.org

Phone: (724) 258-2211

Mr. Greg Locy

Mr. Locy began his career in education at Ringgold High School in 2006 teaching both Business, Computer and Information Technology courses and Social Studies.  He has been an assistant principal within the district since 2013 serving at both the high school and middle school.

In previous careers Mr. Locy served four years on active duty as an officer in the U. S. Army and spent over 14 years in the steel industry as a quality systems coordinator and as a general supervisor.  Mr. Locy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from Waynesburg University, a Master’s in Business Education from Robert Morris University and a Principals certification from California University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Locy became the High School Assistant Principal in August 2021.  He resides in the Canonsburg area with his wife and family.

Email: dshipman@ringgold.org

Phone: (724) 258-2200

Mr. Dan Shipman, Director of Students

Although it’s not my official title, “The Shipman Bridge” is probably the best description of my role here at RHS. In addition to my responsibilities as Dean, I also teach social studies -- giving me a presence in both the main office and the classroom. More important, though, the “Bridge” captures my personal philosophy about what education is really all about: Relationships.

For me, relationship-building -- with students and colleagues -- is the foundation of everything that we do here at RHS. It starts with listening, giving each person an opportunity to simply be heard, without preconceptions or judgment, and then developing a shared understanding based on mutual respect. This is what I strive for in my interactions -- and what I hope to cultivate in our learning community. 

I joined Rinngold in 2013. Prior to coming here, I taught social studies at Academy Charter School for 7 years and at Johnstown High School, also for 7 years. I have a master’s degree in Sport Management from California University of Pennsylvania, and I earned my teaching degree at Waynesburg University. In addition, I have been a basketball coach for more than 20 years; although I naturally cheer on our Rams, I am currently coaching at Jeannette High School in Greensburg, which is closer to my home in New Stanton, where I live with my wife and two daughters.