Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sue Mariani

Mrs. Sue Mariani is a dynamic, self-motivated educator with more than 20 years of experience in public education who always put the needs of her students first.  Before becoming the superintendent of schools at the Duquesne City School District, Mrs. Mariani was an elementary teacher for 10 years and a preschool program specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, where she monitored preschools in a variety of settings.  Mrs. Mariani served as an assistant principal at the Steelton-Highspire School District, and later served the School District of the City of York in many capacities including assistant principal, principal, McKinney-Vento liaison and foster care point of contact.  In addition to these duties, Mrs. Mariani also served as the district’s federal programs coordinator and was responsible for the equitable disbursement of more than $5 million of federal funds. 

Mrs. Mariani is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She earned both her principal’s certification and her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University.   Mrs. Mariani holds her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Shippensburg University and is currently a doctoral student studying educational leadership at the California University of Pennsylvania.  

Mrs. Mariani has earned a Proficient/Satisfactory performance in her agreed-to-objective goals for the 19-20 school year.

 Superintendent Goals  2020-2021

Conduct research and make a presentation about why Duquesne should bring back the 7th and 8th graders including a town hall meeting for stakeholders and a formal write up about the research conducted on why it’s the best option for our students.

Work with Principal, Assistant Principal, Director of Curriculum and Director of Literacy to make sure that the curriculum is rigorous.  Using learning walk data to determine how rigorous lesson plans are written as well as how rigorous the instruction is.

2019 - 2020 Goals