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Mrs. McCleary

Greetings! It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to Union School District. We invite you to spend some time exploring our web site so that you may learn about the educational programs and discover the various opportunities learners experience while enrolled in our school district. We believe you will find that the Union School District is a very special place that cares deeply about the success of the learners whose education has been entrusted in our care.

At Union School District we strongly believe in our mission that we, in harmony with our community, are to educate and empower students to become continuous learners in an environment which ensures that each student gains knowledge and skills, self-motivation and related positive attitudes necessary to compete equitably with peers locally and globally towards meaningful and productive lives.

In addition, we continuously strive to create a safe and positive school climate that is welcoming, accepting, and supportive of all learners. Our staff firmly believes that all learners can achieve at increasingly high levels when they are provided with high quality instruction. Our goal is to provide support and quality instructional resources designed to help them meet their individual needs.

Our vision is to be a school district of focused learning providing the necessary information, materials and technology to be competitive and successful in a local and global society. We accomplish this by providing each learner with diverse educational opportunities that encompass academic, physical, emotional and social needs. We encourage each learner to continuously learn and to become self-reliant and independent. We strive to continuously develop a safe, positive learning environment that is based upon cooperation and understanding by our learners, staff members, board of directors, family and community. Furthermore, we develop the technological skills necessary for both learners and staff members to acquire and present information, knowledge and concepts.

Please take some time and view our website and learn more about our programs and explore the many opportunities that the Union School District provides for our learners. We welcome you and your family to Union School District and we look forward to serving you!


Mrs. Jean M. McCleary
Union School District
Phone: 814-473-6311 x0
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Mrs. Jean McCleary has more than twenty-five years of combined business and educational experience with more than twelve years as a school administrator at Union School District. She is committed to academic excellence and has served as a teacher, mentor, coach, elementary principal, federal programs coordinator and superintendent. Mrs. McCleary has also served as a committee member for the Eccles-Lesher Scholarship Foundation, a board director for the Clarion County YMCA, a member of the Clarion Rotary and is a volunteer for the Rimersburg Veterans Park and Museum

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University, Principal’s Certification from Indiana University of PA and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Westminster College. She is a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh.

She has had the pleasure of presenting at the PAFPC ISP Conference in Pittsburgh, PA; the PAFPC State Conference in Hershey, PA and the SPAC Conference in Seven Springs, PA.

Mrs. McCleary was born and raised in Tionesta, PA. She attended the public school system at West Forest Jr/Sr. High School in Tionesta, PA. She was honored as the 2015 West Forest Distinguished Alumnus. She lives in Clarion, PA with her husband, Ray and son Cody.

She is passionate about public education and is honored to serve the students, families, staff and community of the Union School District.


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