• Dr. Monique Mawhinney

    Substitute / Assistant Superintendent


    Dr. Mawhinney officially joined the Highlands family on April 3, 2018 after a 17-year tenure as the Director of Pupil Personnel Services at Hampton Township School District. Prior to that, she was a high school special education teacher for 4 years and an assistant principal for 4 years, both at Hampton.  

    Dr. Mawhinney earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Indiana University of PA, a Master of Education degree and K-12 principal certifications from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Doctorate of Education degree and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Mawhinney and her husband Mike have been married for 17 years. They have a 13-year old son, Maddox, who keeps them busy playing hockey and enjoying the beginning of his teenage years. The family loves animals, vacationing and spending time together.

    As the Substitute / Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Mawhinney oversees the district's daily operations and K-12 curriculum, supervises and collaborates with building principals, and manages human resources. “I plan to continue to work towards accomplishing the district goals in order to promote academic, social and emotional success for the students. My goal is to work collaboratively with the School Board, community, parents, administrators, teachers, support staff and students so that Highlands can continue the RAMS tradition,” said Dr. Mawhinney.

    Dr. Mawhinney's office is located at the Administrative Center, and she may be contacted at 724-226-2400, ext. 4513 or mmawhinney@goldenrams.com.