Highlands School District
Dr. Michael A. Bjalobok
Phone: 724-226-2400, ext. 4513
Dr. Michael A. Bjalobok (pronounced BAL-a-bok) returned to Highlands in March 2013 as Superintendent after serving as Assistant Superintendent from 2007 to 2009. He moved to a Superintendent position in 2009 at South Side Area School District in Beaver County. Dr. Bjalobok also served as an administrator or educator at Mars Area, Moon Area, Hampton and Seneca Valley School Districts.
Dr. Bjalobok received his teaching certificate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree at Duquesne University and his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career as an elementary teacher before moving on to Principal positions for 15 years. He received his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility in 1997.
At Highlands, Dr. Bjalobok has been instrumental in the utilization of curriculum, instruction and assessment as a three-pronged tool to build student achievement. He implemented the Northwest Evaluation Association assessment program as a way of assessing student performance at three points throughout the school year: the beginning, as a benchmark; the middle, to assess progress; and the end, to evaluate gains.
Dr. Bjalobok also initiated many technological improvements at Highlands, including additional IT and applications staff, a web-based analysis software for testing predictions and tutoring, and a plan for a 1:1 educational digital device initiative.
Learn more about how Dr. Bjalobok and Highlands is moving home, school and community into the future with these seven district goals
He has an office in the Highlands Administrative Center, located in C-Wing of Highlands High School. He may be reached at 724-226-2400, ext. 4513.