Elect Tom Wolf's transition team for education - Superintendent Michael Daniels and Canonsburg Middle School Principal Dr. Greg Taranto.
Daniels and Taranto
, who spoke with the governor-elect one-on-one during a visit last fall, said they were both pleasantly surprised by news they had been asked to serve on the team.
Wolf toured the middle school, a two-time National School to Watch, and discussed learning initiatives, as well as challenges facing public education, with Taranto
, Daniels and other staff members.
"I was kind of blown away," Taranto
said, adding that he
appreciated the fact Wolf was asking for input from educators at the local level.
"It's that local voice - that's what we need to get back," Taranto
, the 2012 Pennsylvania Middle Level Principal of the Year, said.
quality leadership style, genuine character and passion for public education will serve the team well in addressing the issues locally and throughout Pennsylvania," he
"It's an honor for me, too, and I can't wait to get started."
also looks forward to the experience.