Meet Our Administrators!

Superintendent of Schools

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Dr. Dr. Jane Bovalino

Dr. Bovalino has been the Superintendent of Schools at Rochester Area School District since 2013. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Dr. Bovalino began teaching. Her background includes over 30 years of experience as an educator. Dr. Bovalino began her career as a substitute teacher at Riverside High School, then became a TELS (state test) math teacher at Western Beaver Area School District, and then an English and math teacher at Beaver Falls Middle School. While employed by the Big Beaver Falls Area School District, Dr. Bovalino earned her Principal’s certificate, Master’s in Education, Administrative and Policy Studies, Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility and Doctorate - all through the University of Pittsburgh. She has held a variety of administrative positions, including Assistant Middle School Principal, Middle School Principal and Assistant to the Superintendent. In 2022, Dr. Bovalino was awarded the Jean E. Winsand Distinguished Woman in Education Award by the University of Pittsburgh, Tri-State Area School Study Council. This award honors a woman who has made a significant impact and a positive difference throughout her career. Dr. Bovalino and her husband reside in Beaver County.


Assistant to the Superintendent

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Dr. Amanda Cwynar

Miss Cwynar joined the Rochester Area School District after teaching Special Education at New Brighton High School for nine years. In addition to her duties as a teacher, Miss Cwynar was also the Transition Coordinator at New Brighton. She has a passion for sports and has coached both soccer and softball. Miss Cwynar received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Geneva College, her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Clarion and her Principal’s Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Miss Cwynar recently earned her Doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh.


Business Manager

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Mrs. Mrs. Kathleen Gomory-Onuska

Mrs. Onuska joined the Rochester School District administrative staff in the 2015-2016 School year. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked for several accounting firms in the county, as well as school districts. Mrs. Onuska received her Master’s Degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia and undergraduate degrees at both Robert Morris University and Penn State. She is a former Rochester graduate. Her father Jim Gomory was the Physical Education teacher from 1954 to 1988 and two of her four children are successful Rochester graduates. Mrs. Onuska is happy to be home again!


Middle & High School Principal

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Mr. Michael S. Damon

Mr. Damon joined the Rochester Area School District during the 2011-2012 school year.  Prior to administration, Mr. Damon taught Spanish for 19 years. In addition to Spanish, Mr. Damon has taught both Driver’s Training and Yearbook.  He has also enjoyed being involved in extracurricular activities, including coaching volleyball, track and field and football.  Mr. Damon completed his undergraduate degree at Geneva College and his Masters in Education and Administrative Leadership at Duquesne University.  Mr. Damon resides in Lawrence County with his daughter.


Elementary Principal

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Ms. Rachael Cipolla

Ms. Cipolla is our Elementary School Principal.  Prior to this role, she served as the Curriculum Coordinator at PA Cyber and Science Teacher at Rhema Christian School.  She also worked for the New Brighton Area School District, as well as several years as a Teacher with the DARE 2 XL program.  A Beaver County native, Ms. Cipolla graduated from Beaver Falls High School and Geneva College with a degree in Biology and Secondary Education.  She completed her master’s degree in Biology from Clemson University, and her master’s degree in Educational Administration from Point Park University in Pittsburgh.  Ms. Cipolla and her family reside in Hopewell Township, and she is very excited to be working with the staff, students, and community members of Rochester!


Director of Special Education / Title lX Coordinator

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Mr. Nick Long

Mr. Long has been with the Rochester Area School District since 2002.  He has been supervising the Special Education Department since the 2013-2014 school year. Mr. Long’s duties also include Gifted Education, ESL, Homeless/Foster Liaison, Special Olympics Unified Sports Liaison, AEDY Coordinator, and Title IX. Previously, Mr. Long served as a special education teacher working in the learning, emotional, and alternative education programs as well as serving as the transition coordinator. Mr. Long received his undergraduate degree at Slippery Rock University in Elementary and Special Education and completed his graduate work there as well in Special Education Supervision. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Special Educator Fellowship and Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). Mr. Long is a proud graduate of Rochester and still resides there with his wife and two children.


Director of District Technology

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Mr. Rodney Bobin

Mr. Bobin has been with the Rochester Area School District since 2015 and has been the Technology Director in the Big Beaver Falls Area School District for the last 18 years. Mr. Bobin is currently managing the technology in three school districts (Big Beaver Falls, New Brighton, and Rochester) and is part of an innovative initiative to share technology services between public schools. Mr. Bobin began his career in education as a Physics and Environmental Science teacher. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and Physics from the Pennsylvania State University and earned a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology. Mr. Bobin is the proud father of 3 boys and has dedicated himself to public education.


Technology Coordinator

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Mr. Ryan Herstine 

Mr. Ryan Herstine is the Technology Coordinator at the Rochester Area School District in partnership with the New Brighton Area School District. Over his 15 years of experience, he has held a variety of technical and audio/visual positions including working as a student volunteer in high school. He has worked in family-owned businesses for most of his career; working previously at a multi-million dollar company in Downtown Pittsburgh as their Associate of Technology. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Pittsburgh Technical Institute where he excelled among his peers. Ryan joined Rochester School District in 2015, and was eager to work closer to home allowing him to spend more time with his wife and their son, Elijah.  Ryan and his family are proud Beaver Countians.


Director of Building and Grounds

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Mr. Lou Campisi

Mr. Campisi has been with the District since 2009. He is a Licensed Master Plumber and spent 20 years in his family’s construction business before moving on to work in the hospitality industry for the Holiday Inn Hotel brand in the maintenance department as a Maintenance Engineer and also Chief Engineer. Mr. Campisi is the Cultural Diversity Sponsor and Freshman\Sophomore Class Sponsor. He spent 20 years as a coach in the Rochester Area Baseball\Softball League and Rochester Little Ram organizations. He is currently an assistant coach for the Rochester Unified Bocce team. Mr. Campisi lives in Beaver County with his wife, is a 1985 Rochester graduate and three of his four daughters are Rochester graduates as well. He is proud to be able to work for and give back to his Alma Mater.