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Darren Kennedy earned his bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Penn State University (1993) and his master’s degree in Special Education from California University of Pennsylvania (2000).  He received his Special Education Supervisor Certificate from Slippery Rock University (2010).


Darren began his teaching career at Wesley Highland School in 1993. He taught there for 3 years before accepting a position with the Penn Hills School District. He taught Emotion Support, Learning Support, and Life Skills Support until 2005 when he accepted a position as the Special Education Supervisor for the Penn Hills School District. He then accepted a position as the Director of Special Education for the Penn Hills School District in 2014.


Darren joins the Wilkinsburg School District for the 2019-2020 school year with a focus on collaborating with both school staff and families in developing plans that offer educational supports and/or services necessary for students to be successful in school. He is also available to answer any questions you might have about a variety of supports available for students who are experiencing difficulties. He believes in meeting the children’s needs first and considers it a challenge to solve new ways to help students to succeed in school and go on to be successful adults in our community.


Darren Kennedy

Director of Special Education

Wilkinsburg School District

Office: 412-871-2114



Kelley M. Majersky

Certified School Psychologist

Wilkinsburg School District

Office: 412-871-2102



Lisa Garner

Special Education Secretary

Wilkinsburg School District

Office: 412-871-2114