Principal - Salem Elementary
Patrick Sharkey began his career in the juvenile justice system as a juvenile probation officer before transitioning into a career in education. In 2012, he was hired as the Berwick Area School District Attendance Officer. In 2016, Mr. Sharkey began serving as the Berwick Senior High School Dean of Students as well as continuing his duties as the District Attendance Officer. Mr. Sharkey was named Principal of Salem Elementary School prior to the start of the 2018-2019 academic school year. He is currently entering his second year as the Principal of Salem Elementary
Mr. Sharkey received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Bloomsburg University in 2005. In 2016, he returned to Bloomsburg University to earn a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and obtained a school counseling certificate. He successfully completed Pennsylvania principal certification coursework at Bloomsburg University earned his Administrative 1 certificate in 2018. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.
Mr. Sharkey was born and raised in West Hazleton and is a graduate of Bishop Hafey High School. He currently resides in Berwick