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Mr. Trent D. Bocan

Wrong Trent D. Bocan?

Superintendent

Diocese of Greensburg
723 East Pittsburgh St .
Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
United States

Company Description: Established in 1954 as the primary social service arm of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Greensburg and rooted in the Gospel and social teaching of the...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • McKeesport Area High School
  • master's degree , education
    University of Pittsburgh
  • bachelor's degree , psychology
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Web References
Leadership
www.dioceseofgreensburg.org, 30 Dec 2013 [cached]
Trent Bocan - Superintendent of Catholic schools
Greensburg diocese names superintendent - Tribune-Review
www.pittsburghlive.com, 19 Aug 2006 [cached]
Trent D. Bocan
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Trent D. Bocan has been named superintendent of the Office for Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Greensburg, Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt has announced.
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Bocan, who was raised in McKeesport, Allegheny County, and lived in Delmont, will assume his new post Monday.He will direct 16 elementary, one middle and two high schools throughout Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.
Bocan, a graduate of McKeesport Area High School, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh.He has a principal's certification from Temple University in Philadelphia, and superintendent's certification from Marywood University, near Scranton.
"Trent Bocan has outstanding professional credentials and a commitment to continue his educational leadership career in a Catholic school system," Bishop Brandt said.
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For the past two years, Bocan has served as superintendent of the Lehighton Area School District in northeastern Pennsylvania.Prior to that, he was employed as superintendent of the Line Mountain School District in central Pennsylvania, principal of Mansfield Junior/Senior High School and assistant principal of Troy Area Senior High School in northern Pennsylvania, and as a counselor at Dallastown Area Middle School in south central Pennsylvania.
"I am most enthusiastic about being a leader in the Diocese of Greensburg's Catholic school system," said Bocan, 40, who entered the Catholic Church seven years ago."I am also looking forward to moving my family closer to my parents and extended family."
Bocan described himself as "an educational leader who is committed to community involvement, positive leadership and uncompromising integrity."
In addition to his high school positions, he has also taught at the University of Scranton, Wilkes University, Susquehanna University and Keystone College.He has also served as a parish-based religious education instructor.
Bocan and his wife, Pam, a native of Charleroi, have four children: Dakota, 12; Tucker, 10; Riley, 8; and Rory, 7.
Board of Trust Administrators
www.aquinasacademy.org, 3 July 2013 [cached]
The trust advisor is Trent Bocan, superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Greensburg.
Judge allows lawsuit against
www.dailyitem.com, 18 May 2005 [cached]
Ms. Johnston believed that the school district wasn't following her son's educational plan and complained to numerous school administrators, including then-superintendent Trent Bocan.
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But, Mr. Bocan, the superintendent, immediately said that the matter should not be addressed in a public meeting, according to the court documents.
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"(The three board members') inappropriate, knowing, intentional and willful violation of law in questioning Bocan regarding a confidential IEP during the May 25, 2004, meeting were asked solely to provide the board with a basis to terminate Bocan as superintendent," Ms. Johnston's attorney said in the court documents.
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Mr. Bocan quit his job with Line Mountain in July to become superintendent of the Lehighton Area School District.
mcall.com - Lehighton Area hires superintendent
www.mcall.com [cached]
Trent Bocan was head of a Northumberland County school district.
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Trent D. Bocan, superintendent in Line Mountain since August 2002, was hired on a 7-1 vote to replace Superintendent Robert Klucharich, who retired in March.
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Bocan will be paid $98,000 to start - $8,158 a year more than the $89,842 Klucharich was paid in his last year.
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In addition, Nalesnik said, the contract gives Bocan 25 sick days, 25 vacation days and three personal days - a total of 53 paid days off - a year, does not have a health insurance co-pay and fully reimburses him for tuition.
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Bocan indicated on his application that he is pursuing a doctoral degree.
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After the vote, Bocan said it is "an honor to join Lehighton Area School District" and that he is excited to do so.He said he and his family want "to become a big part of the community, so you'll see us."
Yackera said the board believes Bocan "will raise the bar for education in Lehighton and correct some deficiencies" in personnel, policy, leadership, communication and "structure and accountability in our schools."
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After the meeting, Bocan said he is actively looking for a home in the district so he, his wife, and their four children - ages 5 to 10 - can "get out here ASAP."
In the 16 years Klucharich worked in the district, he lived in Kutztown, 35 miles away.
"I really want to immerse them in the district," Bocan said.He said in Line Mountain, all his children attended the same school building, but his oldest daughter will attend middle school in Lehighton.
Bocan's application says that before becoming head of Line Mountain, he was assistant principal/dean of students at Troy Area High School in Bradford County 1997-98 and principal of Mansfield Junior-Senior High School in Tioga County 1998-2002.
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