Principal's Office

Mr. Charles Kassick
(814) 948-2650

Before having the pleasure of being named principal at Northern Cambria’s Elementary-Middle School, I cut my teeth as an English Language Arts teacher at Portage Area Junior Senior High School for over twelve years. Over the course of my career there, I was able to teach students in grades 7-12 throughout different courses in the ELA curriculum. I, of course, taught the regular ELA courses, but also had the opportunity to teach and create a few others along the way, including a pop culture literature class that helped share my love of pop culture with many students and a creative writing class for juniors and seniors that gave them a unique opportunity of expression and outside-the-box thinking that they could explore from within. In addition, I was able to work with students in public speaking, College English (as a dual enrollment course) and English as a Second Language (ESL).

I also have an affinity for extracurricular activities in the athletic, academic, and fine arts realms. I had the opportunity to coach football at the junior high and varsity levels, junior high and varsity volleyball and varsity basketball. I had also been the advisor of the high school newspaper and yearbook at Portage Area until my last day there.


Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Master of Arts in Teaching English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania K-12 certification through Point Park University in Pittsburgh.

Assistant Principal:
Dr. Joy L Tibbott
Dr. Joy L. Tibbott
(814) 948-2660

Welcome to Northern Cambria Elementary/Middle School, home of the mighty Colts!   As you enter the elementary/middle school, you will find a dedicated and talented staff, exceptional children, and a beautiful facility.  We are striving to help our students reach their fullest potential utilizing enrichment opportunities, support systems, and a rich literary learning environment. 
Opportunities are abound at Northern Cambria Elementary/Middle School; whether developing a student’s academic, technical, musical or artistic talents, Northern Cambria Elementary/Middle School offers something for everyone!  We encourage parents, friends, and community members to share in our celebration of the students’ numerous achievements by visiting the many educational and extracurricular events during the 2018-2019 school year. 

Please feel free to contact me any time during the hours of 7:30am-3:30pm at 814-948-5880 or  I am dedicated to our students, staff and parents.  Together, we can make a difference. 

Dr. Joy L. Tibbott
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sally Coover, Secretary

Mrs. Chris Parrish, Secretary