Ms. Amy MelchiorreHigh School PrincipalMs. Melchiorre began her teaching career at the Berwick Area Middle School as a 7th grade History teacher. She then transferred to the Berwick Area Senior High School and taught History in grades 9-12, she also was a teacher and supervisor in the Alternative Education Program. In 2012, Ms. Melchiorre accepted the Dean of Students position at the High School.She held that position for three years and was then offered the Assistant Principal position at the High School. Ms. Melchiorre became Principal of 5th and 6th Grade at the Berwick Area Middle School in July of 2016.Ms. Melchiorre is a lifelong resident of Berwick and graduate of the Berwick Area Senior High School. She then graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Social Studies. Ms. Melchiorre went on to earn a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction along with a Supervisory and a Principal Certification.
Assistant Principal - Pamela Hegland
Mrs. Pamela Hegland
High School Assistant Principal
Mrs. Hegland began her teaching career in 2008 at the Berwick Area Middle School as a 7th-grade Learning Support Teacher. She then taught Middle School Emotional Support for eight years and was also a teacher and supervisor in the Evening Education Program. In 2017, Mrs. Hegland served as the Social Behavior Support Specialist district-wide. Mrs. Hegland began serving as the High School Assistant Principal in July 2018.
Mrs. Hegland is a resident of Nescopeck and graduate of the Berwick Area Senior High School. She then graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education. Mrs. Hegland went on to earn a Master of Education degree in Special Education. In 2016, she returned to Bloomsburg University and received her Supervisory and Principal Certification.
ContentDean of Students - Tara Scholla
My name is Tara Scholla. I am entering my third year as a Health and Physical Education Teacher and first year as Dean of Students and Assistant Athletic Director. I am eager to begin these new positions and I look forward to working with your children in an academic setting as well as in the athletic setting.
I am the youngest of three children; I have an older brother and an older sister. I grew up in a small town in Western New York called Angelica. My parents still reside there; my sister lives in Rochester, NY and my brother and sister-in-law live in Houston, TX.
Throughout high school, I was very active in sports (soccer, basketball, and softball) and various extracurricular clubs. After high school, I attended college to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Education while continuing my soccer career. After graduating from Lock Haven University in 2015 with a teaching certificate in K-12 Health and Physical Education, I moved back home and worked as a Sports and Aquatics Director at a local YMCA. In June 2016, I was hired as a Secondary Health and Physical Education Teacher at Berwick. I relocated here that summer and now live in Nescopeck.
Currently, I am the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach and a volunteer for Junior High Track and Field. I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Delaware Valley University, which I will complete in spring 2019. I hope to continue my career at Berwick Area School District, and my long-term goal is becoming an Athletic Director.
Mrs. Deborah Bloom - Secretary to the Principal
Mrs. Bloom has worked for the Berwick School District since 1992. She was the Building Secretary at Salem Elementary and then transferred to the Senior High School in 2013.
Some of her responsibilities include the budget, building use, senior awards program, honor graduate recognition,and graduation.
Mrs. Linda Henrie - Receptionist
Mrs. Henrie has worked for the Berwick Area School District since 1989. She served as a paraprofessional from 1989 through 2014. For the past two years she was the Building Secretary at 14th Street Elementary School and transferred to the Senior High School in 2016 as the Receptionist.
Mrs. Henrie is a graduate of Central Columbia High School and Luzerne County Community College. Some of her duties include attendance, answering phone and greeting visitors.
Mrs. Mary Hmelak - Athletic Director Secretary
Mrs. Hmelak has worked for the Berwick Area School District since 2001. She was the Senior High School Receptionist and then transferred to Secretary to the Athletic Director in 2016.