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Mr.  Vito  Quaglia
Elementary Principal
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Elementary Principal

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Vito Quaglia is the principal of the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. Mr. Quaglia grew up in Ashley, Pennsylvania, and is a 1988 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. He graduated from Wilkes University with a bachelor degree in English and history, and went on to pursue a master’s degree in education from Wilkes.

From 1993-1999, Mr. Quaglia taught English at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, Pennsylvania. While at DVHS, he was trained in the Student Assistance Program (SAP) and as a group facilitator to lead student support groups. Mr. Quaglia also served as the school’s literary club advisor and coached high school football, serving two seasons as the varsity football head coach. He was on the board of directors that created the Pike Area Youth Athletic League (PAYAL) mini-football program.

From 1999-2000, Mr. Quaglia taught at Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School. During his time there, he was trained in peer mediation, a program that helps students constructively address conflict. In November 2000, he was hired as the assistant principal of the Wyoming Area Secondary Center.

In August of 2001, Mr. Quaglia was named principal of the Secondary Center. During his tenure at WASC, the school formed its own police department, created the School Ambassadors (a student organization promoting positive aspects of school life), expanded the senior graduation projects to include career exploration and real-world work experiences, and created an annual Career Day program where juniors are exposed to speakers from our region’s professional community.

In January 2017, Mr. Quaglia was named principal of the Kindergarten and Primary Centers. He is also a member of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit’s Truancy Task Force, Luzerne County’s Safe School Committee, and the Anti-Bullying Coalition of Luzerne County. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP) where he served on the committee that produced a report on High Stakes Testing, and also served on the association’s Select Staff Development Committee. Mr. Quaglia was also a member of the PAESSP’s board of directors, representing the East region comprising Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike counties.

Mr. Quaglia served on the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District 2 Committee. He was also on the executive board of the Wyoming Valley Athletic Council and was past president of the Wyoming Valley Football Conference. Presently, he coaches softball in the Jenkins Township Little League where he has been active as a volunteer and coach for more than twelve years. Previously, Mr. Quaglia was active with the Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer program where he served as president for two years. He also served as a past member of the Pittston YMCA board of directors and chaired the Y’s Youth Advisory Committee.