• Message from the Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    The Tyrone Area School District believes in the overwhelming research findings of the characteristics of effective schools. Although each source ranks them differently, the common threads among them identify characteristics such as: shared ownership by all staff for all students; implementation of standards-aligned, data-driven instruction; classrooms that are caring, positive, cooperative, and engage students at high levels; teachers who provide specific feedback for student learning, emphasize higher order thinking skills, and ask high level questions; staff participation in professional learning communities that emphasize and value high quality professional development and life-long learning; family and community partnerships that are valued and engage all in the learning process.

    Currently, work is underway to create a written curriculum for each content area.  This is an arduous process that takes several years and is a collaborative effort between teachers, the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, and Administration. 

    TASD is proud of the commitment of its staff to the success of its students. District personnel strive to create opportunities in all subject areas for students to thrive. A high expectation for all students to achieve is our goal, and we will continue to change and improve to meet the growing challenges of the 21st century.



Degrees and Certifications:

Kristen Pinter

Mrs. Pinter started her career as a middle school teacher in 1996 in Durham, NC as her husband was earning his doctorate at UNC (Go Heels!).  After a short couple of years in Seattle, Mrs. Pinter and her family, including two sons, moved to PA, and she became a member of the Tyrone Area Middle School staff. After several very rewarding years as a middle school and then high school teacher, she moved into the Principal position of TAMS in 2012.  When the opportunity to be the Director of Curriculum & Instruction became available in 2020, Mrs. Pinter transitioned to Central Office to accept her dream job. She is passionate about curriculum and instruction as the foundation of all education areas and believes the Tyrone Area School District is as successful as it is because of its commitment to constant excellence in both of those areas.