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A New Hawk Lands in Hamburg: HAHS Welcomes a New Assistant Principal to the District

By Nicole Matsago, For 21st Century Media

Monday, August 26, 2013

There’s a new guy in town, and his name is Andrew Netznik – that’s Mr. Netznik to any student readers! Mr. Netznik, the new assistant principal at Hamburg Area High School, notes that his educational philosophy is that “as educators we should do everything we can to get a kid to succeed. It is our job to motivate and create an environment where all children have the opportunity to succeed.”
Here are some other quick facts to help you get better acquainted with the new assistant principal.
Hawk connections: Brenda Binns, art teacher at Tilden Elementary School, is his mother-in-law - “She encouraged me to apply. Over the last couple of years I have seen her passion and dedication to Hamburg. Her excitement for the district made me want to be a part of something great.”
Proud parent: Mr. Netznik is the proud father of a baby girl and a furr-baby – “I currently live in Schuylkill County with my wife, Becky, and my 3 month old daughter Piper. She was born in May. I have a 1 ˝ year old English yellow lab named London.”
He sure likes school: Mr. Netznik comes to Hamburg with a B.A. in Social Studies Education from Moravian College, an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University, and he’s still not done! “I am currently pursuing my Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Alvernia University with the possibility of continuing on for my PhD.”
He can have fun, too: Mr. Netznik enjoys golfing and tennis in his spare time.
Teacher, first: Spending five years at Tamaqua Area High School, Mr. Netznik taught 9-12th grade American and World History, Government, AP US History, and Criminal Justice.
Principal experience: Although working as the assistant principal at Hamburg, Mr. Netznik does come to Hamburg having served as the principal for the last four years at Schuylkill Haven High School in Schuylkill County.